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Sonia Boyce’s Venice Show Will Travel to U.K.—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines THE WAR IN UKRAINE. Two United Nations groups—the U.N. Satellite Center and UNESCO—said that they are undertaking efforts to track damage to cultural locations in Ukraine amid Russia’s invasion, the Associated Press reports. The initiative involves compiling a list of sites that have been damaged, like historical buildings, and sourcing satellite imagery to ascertain the extent of the destruction. Krista Pikkat , ...

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Allison Katz Heads to Hauser & Wirth After Showing in Venice Biennale – ARTnews.com

After showing her work at the Venice Biennale in Italy, painter Allison Katz has new representation with Hauser & Wirth, one of the biggest galleries in the world. She will leave her New York gallery, Luhring Augustine, though she will continue with her other representatives, Antenna Space, Giò Marconi, and dépendance. Katz will have her first show with Hauser & Wirth in 2023 at ...

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Laura Poitras’ Documentary on Nan Goldin Wins Golden Lion at Venice – ARTnews.com

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, Laura Poitras’s new documentary about acclaimed photographer Nan Goldin’s activism against the Sackler family, was awarded the Golden Lion for best film at the 79th Venice International Film Festival on Saturday. The film, which explores Goldin’s years-long campaign to expose the Sacklers’ role in exacerbating the opioid crisis and their ties to the art world, became one of the ...

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Saodat Ismailova’s Films Take a Star Turn in Documenta and Venice – ARTnews.com

This year marks one of the rare times when the world’s two biggest recurring art exhibitions, the Venice Biennale in Italy and Documenta in Kassel, Germany, coincide. There are more than 200 artists in the former and many, many more in the latter. (Exact numbers are hard to verify for Documenta, which has grown to the thousands as a succession of chosen collectives and individuals have ...

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Cecilia Alemani’s 59th Venice Biennale Highlights Cyborg Bodies – ARTnews.com

One of the most memorable displays in the 59th Venice Biennale exhibition, “The Milk of Dreams,” curated by Italian New Yorker Cecilia Alemani and titled after a 1950s children’s book by Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington, appears near the entrance of the Central Pavilion in the Giardini, just past Katharina Fritsch’s 1987 replica of a taxidermic elephant, which opens the show with a sort of ...

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Venice Plans Daytripper Fee—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines SERENITY NOW. On Friday, Venice announced a plan that will require tourists intent on a day trip to the city to make a reservation and pay a fee between €3 and €10 (that is about $3.13 to $10.43), depending on the size of crowds, the New York Times reports. The new system will go into ...

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Should You Go See the Venice Biennale? – ARTnews.com

After the pandemic delayed it by a year, the recently opened “Milk of Dreams” exhibition at the 59th Venice Biennale has received acclaim for its low-key Surrealist take on our dire times. You probably know this already because friends, colleagues, and faces in your streams have been flocking to Italy to glamorously chronicle their old-world exploits. Sitting at home while worrying about Ukraine and ...

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African Nations Are More Present at the Venice Biennale Than Ever—But Not Always on Their Own Terms

One week before the 59th Venice Biennale was due to open this spring, Jimmy Ogonga, the curator of the Kenya Pavilion, still hadn’t received funding from Kenya’s ministry of culture. It was the second time Ogonga had staged a pavilion for his home country, taking over after two scandalous editions in 2013 and 2015 in which Kenyan artists were all but left out. Ogonga ...

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Simone Leigh Asserts Sovereignty at the Venice Biennale – ARTnews.com

Initially, Simone Leigh’s exhibition in the United States Pavilion at the 2022 Venice Biennale was to be titled “Grittin’,” a vernacular term suggesting protective determination. Not long before the opening, Leigh changed the title to “Sovereignty.” You come to know why even before entering the stately Palladian structure, whose exterior she effectively obliterates with thatch that hangs low from the roof and a double ...

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