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.
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.
Maria Hlavajova discusses the projectCall 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.
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.
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.
Fiona Tan’s international career took off when Okwui Enwezor presented her at Documenta 11 as an artist capable of handling identity and background in a form that is both political and poetic. This summer, her exhibition at the Dutch pavilion in Venice, entitled Disorient, may well prove Enwezor right.