Bice Curiger gained international fame as the editor of the Swiss art magazine Parkett. This year she is responsible for ILLUMInations, the central exhibit at the Venice Biennale. Metropolis M spoke with her in Zurich.
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features 02.06.11 Metropolis M
Venice: interview with Bice Curiger; the national pavilion is making a comeback, Metropolis M discusses NL + India + USA + Iceland; Willem Schinkel responds to the ambitions of the Dutch Pavilion… For a quick impression: check the video flip through.
features 27.05.11 Sanneke Huisman
Maria Hlavajova discusses the project Call the Witness, which adresses the situation of the Roma within European culture and society.The project has an exhibition platform in both BAK in Utrecht and in the Roma Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, opening on June 1st.
10/08/09 Pelin Tan
Two common questions could come up when curating the Turkish pavilion in the Venice Biennale, one being how to create manoeuvres in order to escape from ‘national pavilion representation’ and the other, how to create a specific visual engagement about social, economical and political issues within the ‘glamorous’ city marketing of the biennal.
South Korean pavilion: Haegue Yang
10/08/09 Binna Choi
A national pavilion at the world’s oldest art biennale can be a logical place for an artist whose ‘career’ has been vigorously progressing – an artist like Haegue Yang, born and raised in South Korea and now active in Europe for about a decade.
13/07/09 Henk Slager
Daniel Birnbaum, rector of the Städelschule in Frankfurt, curator of Portikus Contemproary Art Centre and sought-after curator for biennial exhibitions around the world, is artistic director for the central exhibition of the 53rd Venice Biennial, entitled Making Worlds. Henk Slager travelled to Frankfurt to speak with Birnbaum on the background to this summer’s most important exhibition.