Moscow International Biennale for Young Art | Highlights
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Moscow International Biennale for Young Art | Highlights

The fifth Moscow International Biennale for Young Art curated by Nadim Samman is definitely among the must see exhibitions this summer. The main Biennale project ‘Deep Inside’ situated at Trekhgornaya Manufacture — one of Moscow’s oldest textile mills features 87 works by 93 artists, selected from over 2000 applications. Continue reading

Turkish “Resistance” Pavilion in Venice – Films To Watch And Videos To See?
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Turkish “Resistance” Pavilion in Venice – Films To Watch And Videos To See?

Given the ongoing protests in Turkey, the theme “Resistance” seems to be appropriately chosen. Especially as Ali Kazma, who is representing Turkey at this year’s biennale, recently joined the solidarity protests on the opening day in Venice. Curated by Emre Baykal, the video series in the Turkish pavilion is an exploration of the body… Continue reading

Welcome Aysegul Sonmez!
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Welcome Aysegul Sonmez!

One more blogger from Turkey! Born in 1975 in Istanbul, Aysegul Sonmez studied literature and arts. She wrote her master thesis on Turkish modernism at  MUGSF (Marmara University Visual Arts Academy) and works as lecturer at Okan University. She is a columnist for Milliyet newspaper and founded Sanatatak, the first online arts and culture newspaper in Turkey. We … Continue reading

“The Temperature Is Rising” – Jasper Sharp Reveals Details About Venice?
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“The Temperature Is Rising” – Jasper Sharp Reveals Details About Venice?

Why Mathias Poledna? “Because his work is boiling!” maintains this year’s commissioner of the Austrian pavilion Jasper Sharp. Shortly before the 55th Art Biennale opens its doors, Mathias Poledna’s work “A Village By The Sea” was shown in the Secession in Vienna… Watch the video to get in the right mood for Venice! Continue reading

“A Triennial In Vienna Makes Sense” – MAK Director Thun-Hohenstein
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“A Triennial In Vienna Makes Sense” – MAK Director Thun-Hohenstein

Christoph Thun-Hohenstein is without question a big player in the Austrian art scene. From 1999 to 2007 he was well known as director of the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York. Later he came back to Austria to push the local creative industry as director of departure – the creative agency of Vienna. Since 2011 … Continue reading