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Today the first day of the 57th Venice Biennale which will run until November 26th, 2017. We have prepared a lot of information and coverage directly from Venice for these who will visit this art celebration and also for those who will not be able to attend it, but who would like to feel its atmosphere and learn about the events as if they were in Venice. At the beginning we present you a Contemporary Lynx’s subjective guide tracking step by step this year Polish artists in Venice. We invite you to roam around the narrow streets of this most famous pearl from Veneto lagoon!!!

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Polish Pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2017
Sharon Lockhart — Little Review
GIARDINI

Sharon Lockhart’s Little Review is a multifaceted project that includes new artwork, historical translations, and an ongoing series of generative workshops taking place in and around Warsaw. An artistic and educational philosophy that privileges the unique voice and experience of young people is central to Lockhart’s project. Implementing a structure centered on her two primary modes of work – film and photography – Lockhart creates a space for dynamic collaboration. Little Review celebrates and amplifies the distinct perspectives of the girls of the Youth Center for Socio-Therapy in Rudzienko, unifying their individual stories through a shared identification with Polish history and culture. The project’s namesake is the Mały Przegląd [Little Review], a historical newspaper supplement to the popular Nasz Przegląd [Our Review], written and edited entirely by children.

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57th International Art Exhibition – VIVA ARTE VIVA

Group Exhibition, among the artists: Alicja Kwade, Agnieszka Polska

ARSENALE and GIARDINI 

The 57th International Art Exhibition, titled VIVA ARTE VIVA and curated by Christine Macel, is organized by La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. The Exhibition will be open to the public from Saturday May 13th to Sunday November 26th 2017, at the Giardini and the Arsenale venues. The preview will take place on May 10th, 11th and 12th, the awards ceremony and inauguration will be held on Saturday May 13th 2017.

VIVA ARTE VIVA will unfold over the course of nine chapters or families of artists, beginning with two introductory realms in the Central Pavilion, followed by another seven across the Arsenale through the Giardino delle Vergini. 120 are the invited artists from 51 countries; 103 of these are participating for the first time.

The Artist’s Practice project features a series of short videos made by the artists invited to the 57th International Art Exhibition: videos about themselves and their way of working:

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Ryszard Winiarski: Event – Information – Image

Collateral Event of the 57th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia

Palazzo Bollani, Castello 3647, Venice

The exhibition of Ryszard Winiarski’s works presents the oeuvre of one of the most interesting personalities of the Polish art of the second half of the 20th century. An artist, engineer, painter, stage designer, teacher, precursor of conceptual art, and the leading representative of indeterminism. In his diploma thesis of 1966, titled “Event-Information-Image”, he defined a mature and innovative concept of a piece of art based on an attempt at transferring the issues of mathematics, statistics, information technology, and game theory to canvas. The masterly intellectual game recorded in the square “Areas” built of black and white modules permitted the artist to vary effects and techniques. He created both relief, kinetic, spatial objects and interactive game boards, surprising viewers with an invitation to participate.

Promotor:
Starak Family Foundation
Spectra Art Space

Founders: Anna and Jerzy Starak
President of the Board: Elżbieta Dzikowska
Curator: Ania Muszyńska

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Body and Soul. Performance Art – Past and Present

Collateral Event of the 57th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia

Pisani Palace, San Marco, 2810 (Campiello Pisani)

Artists: Katarzyna Kozyra (Poland), Derrick Adams (USA), Aisha Tandiwe Bell (USA), John Bonafede (USA), VALIE EXPORT (Austria), Nicola L (France/USA), ORLAN (France), Carolee Schneemann (USA).

Curated by: Elga Wimmer

Promoter: Rush Philanthropic Art Foundation

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FUTURE GENERATION ART PRIZE @ VENICE 2017

Collateral Event of the 57th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia

Palazzo Contarini Polignac, Dorsoduro 874

PinchukArtCentre and Victor Pinchuk Foundation will present an exhibition at the Biennale Arte 2017 of the work of 21 young artists from 16 different countries, shortlisted for the 4thedition of The Future Generation Art Prize, the global art prize for artists up to 35.

The Future Generation Art Prize is widely acknowledged as a springboard for emerging talent. Lynette Yiadom Boakye won the Prize in 2012, before going on to be shortlisted for the Turner Prize and have a highly successful solo show at the Serpentine Gallery in London. The winner of the first edition of the Prize, Cinthia Marcelle, will represent Brazil at the 57th International Art Exhibition.

In addition there will be new work by the other shortlisted artists who are: Njideka Akunyili Crosby (Nigeria / United States), Iván Argote (Colombia / France), Firelei Báez (Dominican Republic / United States), Vivian Caccuri (Brazil), Sol Calero (Venezuela / Germany), Asli Çavuşoğlu (Turkey), Vajiko Chachkhiani (Georgia / Germany), Carla Chaim (Brazil), Christian Falsnaes (Denmark / Germany), EJ Hill (United States), Andy Holden (United Kingdom), Li Ran (China), Ibrahim Mahama (Ghana), Rebecca Moss (United Kingdom), Sasha Pirogova (Russia), Kameelah Janan Rasheed (United States), Martine Syms (United States), Kemang Wa Lehulere (South Africa), Open Group (Ukraine).

The Future Generation Art Prize @ Venice 2017 exhibition is curated by Björn Geldhof, Artistic Director of the PinchukArtCentre and invited curator Anna Smolak.

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The Hungarian Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2017

Gyula Varnai

Giardini

www.ludwigmuseum.huwww.varnaigyula.hu

The national pavilion will showcase a series of installations, interactive video works and sculptural pieces by the leading Hungarian contemporary artist. Drawing on the notion of futurology, Várnai’s interactive installations evoke the promised utopias of the past and confronts them with the challenges of the present. Recreating the slogans and symbols of socialism, this commission critiques an idealised, futuristic vision using ordinary materials that transcend their everyday function.

One of the videos shows Stanisław Lem. The video “Lem” at the exhibition shows that the generally formulated visions and tendencies of the future and the caution with which they are treated are ever so valid with the passing of time. The interview made by the Krakow Television in 1970 explores the notion and purport of futurology.