57th Venice Biennale kicked off last week, see what other stories grabbed our attention.

 

Anne Imhof’s Brooding Goth Performance Wins the 2017 Venice Biennale’s Golden Lion

By Andrew Goldstein / The Artnet News

The German artist received the award alongside fellow prizewinners Franz Erhard Walther and Hassan Khan.

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Anne Imhof’s Faust (2017).German Pavilion, 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia ©Photo Nadine Fraczkowski, courtesy: German Pavilion 2017 and the artist.

Anne Imhof’s Faust (2017).German Pavilion, 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia ©Photo Nadine Fraczkowski, courtesy: German Pavilion 2017 and the artist.

 


14 Artists You’ll Be Talking about Long after the Venice Biennale

By Alexxa Gotthardt and Scott Indrisek / The Artsy

The Venice Biennale’s centerpiece exhibition, “Viva Arte Viva,” may altogether falter in the breadth of its curatorial framework. But, in its central ambition, as a celebration of artists, there is a wealth of work to celebrate, ponder, and discuss. Here are a few of the projects and presentations the art world will remember long after this epic show closes.

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Venice biennale 2017 what to read

Edi Rama in the Central Pavillion on May 11, 2017 during the Venice Biennale in Venice, Italy. Photograph by Casey Kelbaugh

 


French art world breathes sigh of relief as Macron wins presidency

By Anna Sansom / The Art Newspaper

Arts professionals hope that victory speech in front of the Louvre is a sign that the young president will bring new life to the culture sector.

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Emmanuel Macron delivers his speech after winning the French presidential election at the Louvre Pyramid in Paris (Image: ABACAPRESS.COM)

 


Over 200 free art books released online by the Guggenheim

By Anna Cafolla / The Dazed

Delve deep into art history with Holzer, Picasso, Lichtenstein, Rothko and many more.
Enough art books to rival any expensive school have been archived online by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. And best of all, it’s all available to download for free.

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Holzer, Picasso, Lichtenstein, Rothko Guggenheim Museum free art books what to read

Rrose is a rrose is a rrose: gender performance in photography, Jennifer Blessing, Judith Halberstam
via The Guggenheim archive.

 


47 Animated Videos Explain the History of Ideas: From Aristotle to Sartre

By  Colin Marshall / The Open Culture

This year we’ve been featuring short animated videos from BBC Radio 4, all covering the big questions: How did everything begin? What makes us human? What is love?How can I know anything at all? They’ve illustrated the philosophical concepts at hand not just with elaborate and joke-filled drawings that come to life before your eyes, but with direct reference to the ideas of history’s best-known thinkers.

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From the Contemporary Lynx’s archive:

LAURA PAWELA. FAKE FILMS

by Ania Ostrowska

Fake Films and a Few Frames More, the exhibition of video works not seen previously in the UK by Laura Pawela, took place at IMT gallery in London. Laura Pawela is represented by IMT and this was her third show at the gallery.

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Laura Pawela, Past Present Continuous, 2010, Video, Courtesy of IMT Gallery London

Laura Pawela, Past Present Continuous, 2010, Video, Courtesy of IMT Gallery London

 

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