Rebuilding Utopias in Venice

Aaron Cezar: Draped across the exterior of Teatro Fondamenta Nuove, with views down the channel towards San Marco airport, Emily Jacir's hand-painted banner Untitled (SOLIDARIDAD), 2013, welcomes visitors not only to the Emergency Pavilion but also to Venice itself. MORE

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 16:43:00 GMT

Central Asia reveals its complexities

Aaron Cezar: Curated by Dina Nasser-Khadivi, “Love Me, Love Me Not” is produced by Yarat, a non-profit organisation setup by artist Aida Mahmudova whose work dominates the entry to the space. The sculptural assemblage of reclaimed Azeri decorative window frames with stainless steel contemporary forms gives a strong first impression. MORE

Fri, 31 May 2013 15:59:00 GMT

Everyday life dazzles at the Iraq pavilion

Aaron Cezar: Organised by Ruya Foundation for Contemporary Culture, “Welcome to Iraq” is perhaps one of the most insightful pavilions, revealing the texture of everyday life in a country where “normality” barely exists. MORE

Thu, 30 May 2013 17:24:00 GMT

Scotland shines in Venice

Aaron Cezar: A walk in Venice can still produce unexpected encounters and this is how I happened upon Scotland+Venice tucked away on the edge of the Cannaregio. When I saw the pop-up banner in Campo Santa Marina, I remembered how I had been looking forward to seeing this exhibition. MORE

Wed, 29 May 2013 18:01:00 GMT

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