mercoledì 24 gennaio 2018

Franciska Zólyom curatrice del Padiglione Germania

La curatrice ungherese Franciska Zólyom curerà il Padiglione Tedesco per la 58a Biennale di Venezia. La Zólyom,  attualmente dirige il Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Lipsia

Die Kunsthistorikerin Franciska Zólyom wird den deutschen Pavillon auf der Kunstbiennale Venedig 2019 gestalten. Keine ganz leichte Aufgabe, wenn man bedenkt, dass die deutsche Präsentation auf der letzten Biennale den goldenen Löwen gewann.
Die Berufung, den deutschen Pavillon auf der Kunstbiennale von Venedig 2019 zu kuratieren, bekam Franciska Zólyom per SMS. "Ich dachte, vielleicht ist das ein Scherz von Freunden oder Kollegen", sagt die Direktorin der Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst in Leipzig. Doch es sei eine spannende Aufgabe: "Seitdem freue ich mich unentwegt." 
Außenminister Gabriel würdigte Zólyom als eine "herausragende Kuratorin", die mit ihrer Vita für einen pro-europäischen Kunstbegriff jenseits nationaler Grenzen stehe. Das bestätigt die 44-Jährige: "Ich bin tatsächlich eine überzeugte Europäerin". Aber Europa sei ein Begriff, der immer mit Verantwortung verbunden sei, etwa sich mit der Kolonialgeschichte auseinanderzusetzen....

sabato 16 dicembre 2017

Ralph Rugoff il prossimo curatore della Biennale di Venezia

Il Direttore della Hayward Gallery di Londra è stato nominato il prossimo curatore della Biennale di Venezia 2019, i nostri più sinceri complimenti !


Il Cda della Biennale di Venezia, su proposta del Presidente Paolo Baratta, ha nominato Ralph Rugoff Direttore del Settore Arti Visive con lo specifico incarico di curare la 58. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte.

Dal 2006 è Direttore della Hayward Gallery di Londra. Aperta nel 1968, la Hayward Gallery è considerata fra le gallerie d’arte pubbliche più importanti del Regno Unito; fa parte del Southbank Centre, il più grande centro d’arte in Europa che riceve importanti finanziamenti dall’Arts Council of England. Nel 2015 Rugoff è stato il Direttore artistico della XIII Biennale di Lione intitolata La vie moderne. Inizia la sua carriera come critico e saggista: tra il 1985 e il 2002 scrive numerosi articoli per il Financial Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Los Angeles Weekly e diversi scritti per riviste d’arte come Artforum, Artpresse, FlashArt, Frieze, Parkett e Grand Street e pubblica una raccolta di saggi, Circus Americanus (1995), dove esplora fenomeni culturali dell’occidente americano. Nello stesso periodo inizia a lavorare come curatore indipendente organizzando mostre come Just Pathetic (1990) e Scene of the Crime (1997). Già Direttore del CCA Wattis Institute (2000-06), galleria del California College of the Arts di San Francisco, ha curato numerose mostre collettive alla Hayward Gallery negli ultimi 11 anni, tra cui The Painting of Modern Life (2007), seguita da Psycho Buildings (2008), esposizione che include installazioni interattive e immersive di artisti come Mike Nelson, Gelitin e Do-ho Suh e The Infinite Mix (2016); ha curato inoltre importanti retrospettive e personali di Ed Ruschka, Jeremy Deller, Carsten Holler e George Condo.

Il Presidente Baratta ha dichiarato che “l’incarico a Ralph Rugoff conferma l’intenzione della Biennale di qualificare la Mostra come luogo di incontro tra il visitatore, l’arte e gli artisti. Una Mostra che impegni i singoli visitatori in un diretto confronto con le opere nel quale la memoria, l’inatteso, l’eventuale provocazione, il nuovo e diverso possano sollecitare lo sguardo, la mente e l’emozione di chi osserva, dandogli l’occasione di una intensa e diretta esperienza.”

Il Cda ha deliberato anche le date della 58. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte che si terrà dall’11 maggio al 24 novembre 2019; vernice 8, 9 e 10 maggio; apertura al pubblico sabato 11 maggio.

giovedì 14 dicembre 2017

Dane Mitchell per la New Zealand

Apprendiamo dal sito di New Zealand che Dane Mitchell sarà il prossimo artista di questo paese alla Biennale di Venezia del 2019

Articolo "One of New Zealand's most intriguing artists will represent the country at the 2019 Venice Biennale.
Dane Mitchell's proposal, selected from 11 applications by a 10-strong selection advisory panel, will include a physical sculptural object and sound transmissions which viewers can tune into around Venice.
"It certainly won't be anything abrasive or aggressive across public spaces," Mitchell says. "There will be multiple ways to tune into it."
Mitchell provoked controversy in 2009 when he won the $15,000 Waikato National Contemporary Art Award for Collateral, the binned wrappings from other award entries tipped on to the floor of Waikato Museum.
The Auckland-based artist says Collateral was a genuine attempt to consider the conventions, processes and procedures around art award exhibitions and the power we bestow on certain objects.
He says that certain artworks - and the ideas behind them - have the power to provoke this sort of response from the public is positive because it shows people care.... "

British Pavilion - Art Biennale 2019 - Open call

This is the first time that the British Council has created a curatorial opportunity attached to the British Pavilion exhibition as part of the Venice Art Biennale. 
The successful applicant will gain access to the British Council's global audiences and extensive international networks, and a valuable opportunity to launch or enhance their international career. Working closely with the artist representing Britain, as well as the British Council team, they will deliver an exceptional exhibition and associated programme of talks and events at the world's most prestigious contemporary art event.


The appointed Curator will work closely with the British Pavilion Commissioner, Director of Exhibitions and the Venice Senior Project Manager to deliver the exhibition in Venice.
  • Fee: £10,000
  • Deadline: 3 December 2017
  • Open to: Curators living and working in the UK, currently employed by a non-profit UK-based arts organisation

Isuma per il Canada

Dal sito Canadian Art segnaliamo che il collettivo Isuma rappresenterà il Canada alla prossima edizione della Biennale di Venezia 209

Articolo " Born in 1957 in a sod house on Baffin Island, Zacharias Kunuk was a carver in 1981 when he sold three sculptures in Montreal to buy a home-video camera and 27-inch TV to bring back to Igloolik, a settlement of 500 Inuit who had voted twice to refuse access to outside television.
Now, Kunuk is preparing to present films by Isuma—the groundbreaking and award-winning Inuit video-based production company he co-founded in nearly three decades ago—at the 2019 Venice Biennale.
“Oral history and new technology match,” says Kunuk, who with Isuma won the Caméra d’Or at Cannes in 2001 for the Inuktitut-language feature Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner). “I am trying to do this with my videos—tell the story behind how we lived. We try to make everything authentic so a hundred years from now when people see our films they’ll know how to do it.”
The National Gallery of Canada made the announcement today that the artist collective Isuma, led by Kunu....  "

martedì 5 dicembre 2017

Open Call Finlandia

Open call for the Pavilion of Finland at the Venice Biennale 2019

Pavilion of Finland

The jury members

Natasha Ginwala, Independent Curator
Terike Haapoja, Artist, Nordic Pavilion, 55th Venice Biennale
Chaired by Raija Koli, Director, Frame Contemporary Art Finland

Application guidelines

  • A curatorial statement describing the relevance of the artist(s) in the context of Venice Biennale.
  • The project must have a curator with experience in curating international exhibitions and managing complex projects, budget control and project reporting, and who is committed to realising the project within the agreed schedule and to participate  in meetings with the artist(s) and with the commissioner.
  • The artist(s) must have significant exhibition experience in Finland and/or internationally.
  • A concise outline of the proposal (max 5 A4);
  • The name and CV of the curator;
  • The name, CV and portfolio of the artist(s).
What is the procedure?
  • The deadline for the submission of proposals is 10 January 2018.
  • Shortlisted entrants must submit a detailed plan by 18 March 2018.
  • Shortlisted entrants will personally present their proposals to the jury and the final selection will be made in April 2018.

Frame Contemporary Art Finland invites proposals for the Pavilion of Finland at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in 2019.
Frame Contemporary Art Finland is seeking project proposals for the Alvar Aalto Pavilion of Finland. The pavilion is situated in the Giardini in Venice. We are looking forward to a wide range of exhibition proposals which take into consideration the scale of the Pavilion space. The proposal may be submitted by artists or curators.
The deadline for applications is 10 January 2018. The international jury will invite 3–4 applicants to develop their proposals further.
In April 2018, one project will be selected to be realised for the Pavilion of Finland at the Venice Biennale 2019.

For a floor map and images of the Alvar Aalto Pavilion of Finland, please visit:

Maija Tanninen-Mattila, Director, HAM Helsinki Art Museum

Who can apply?
Proposals may be submitted by a curator working together with an artist or vice versa. The curator and the artist can be an individual or a collective. The project must include one or more artists who are Finnish citizens or based in Finland.
What are the requirements?
How do I apply?
The proposal shall include in pdf form:
Send your proposal to Frame Contemporary Art Finland by 10 January 2016 11.59pm (GMT +2) by email: All supporting material must be stored online and cannot be sent by post.

For more information
Raija Koli, Director, Frame Contemporary Art Finland,

Image: Alvar Aalto Pavilion of Finland, photo Ugo Carmeni.

venerdì 1 dicembre 2017

E ora si riparte 58 Biennale 2019

Dopo alcuni giorni di riposo possiamo guardare ora al prossimo 2019 quando si svolgerà una nuova edizione della Biennale di Venezia sarà la 58 edizione.