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Women’s prison hosts Vatican’s Venice Biennale show

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A women’s prison is the site of an immersive art show from the Vatican at the 60th Venice Biennale, an unlikely venue that its curator says is a “message in itself”.

Away from the spotlight and the crowds of the prestigious international art fair, the former convent on the island of Giudecca in the Venetian lagoon now houses women serving long sentences.

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Artist Mounira Al Solh Explores Feminine Endurance at Venice Biennale

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Showing at the Venice Biennale for the second consecutive time, the Lebanese Pavilion and its curator Nada Ghandour presented over 40 artworks by artist Mounira Al Solh. The exhibition, ‘A Dance With Her Myth’, focuses on the legend of the Phoenician Princess Europa. Art curator and CairoScene contributor Sophie Kazan visited the pavilion, where she had the opportunity to speak with the artist about the intersection between mythical narratives and the events that shaped Lebanon.

“It all started after various events in Lebanon,” Al Solh tells me. “First, we had the economic crisis and the revolution in October 2019, then the 4th August port explosion and COVID-19 in 2020. Even though I live between the Netherlands and Lebanon, I was there on both occasions and like many others at the time, these events really marked me!”

Read more: https://cairoscene.com/ArtsAndCulture/Artist-Mounira-Al-Solh-Explores-Feminine-Endurance-at-Venice-Biennale

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Benin participates Venice Biennale for the first time

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Benin will participate in the 60th Venice International Art Exhibition from 20 April to 24 November 2024, the country’s first participation in this international event. Their exhibition, titled “Everything Precious Is Fragile,” explores Benin’s history via the slave trade, the figure of the Amazon, and Vodun spirituality.

José Pliya, the commissioner of the Benin Pavilion, states, “Benin will then be, in the words of Léopold Sédar Senghor, at the great ‘rendezvous of giving and receiving.”

Read more: https://parametric-architecture.com/benin-participates-venice-art-biennale-for-the-first-time/

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Samuel Ross Will Lead the Next London Design Biennale, and Other News

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Samuel Ross Will Lead the Next London Design Biennale

Samuel Ross has been named artistic director of the London Design Biennale’s fifth edition, scheduled for June 5–29, 2025. The British designer and founder of SR_A SR_A was tasked with selecting the event’s theme and landed on “Surface Reflections,” which promises to explore how internal and external experiences fuel our ideas and how revelations and personal histories inform who we are. 

Read More: https://www.surfacemag.com/articles/samuel-ross-london-design-biennale/

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