#Venice Biennale

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“Sun & Sea,” a masterpiece of culture that was the highlight of the 2019 Venice Biennale, is now on tour — though the coronavirus pandemic has not made it easy. Seemingly sweet yet insistently ominous, this opera installation turns a sandy beach into a spectacle of a changing climate. Looking down from a mezzanine, you see the beachgoers sing solos or duets of a few minutes apiece, interrupted sometimes by errant children or a flying beach ball.
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Germaine Acogny: 'The Mother of Contemporary African Dance'

Senegalese dancer and choreographer Germaine Acogny has recently been awarded the prestigious Golden Lion award at the Venice Biennale Dance festival. Acogny is the founder of the renowned École des Sables dance school and at 77 years old she's still dancing herself. We looked at the legacy she has left...
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Sun & Sea

The experimental opera and theatrical installation Sun & Sand, which won a Golden Lion for Lithuania at the 2019 Venice Biennale, heads to the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. as part of a tour of the country. Director and scenic designer Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė stages the piece—which deals elliptically with climate change, and features music by Lina Lapelytė and a libretto by Vaiva Grainytė—on a faux beach created with some 25 tons of sand; the cast includes 13 vocalists and 25 locals recruited to serve as extras. The show is presented in a continuous loop for five hours; spectators, who watch the performance for one hour from a balcony above the playing space, are admitted in batches every half hour.
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Fascinating Vintage Photos of Venice in the 1950s

Venice was largely unaffected by attacks during the Second World War. However, industrial areas in Mestre and Marghera were repeatedly bombed and railway lines to Padua, Trieste, and Trento. Under the command of Lieutenant General Freyberg, British and New Zealand troops of the British Eighth Army liberated Venice on 29 April 1945, which had been a hotbed of anti-Mussolini Italian partisan activity.

UAE's win at the Venice Biennale can make our cities greener

The use of more sustainable materials will combat carbon emissions. It is a matter of great pride that the UAE’s Wetland Pavilion of the Venice Architecture Biennale, curated by Wael Al Awar and Kenichi Teramoto, won the Golden Lion for Best National Participation this past fortnight. In its tenth time...

Antarctica Melting Beauty Photo Exhibit in Venice Biennale

(MENAFN - EIN Presswire) Exhibit by Italian artist Paola Marzotto seeks to provoke action on climate. MILAN, ITALY, September 12, 2021 / / -- Paola Ruotolo, coordinator of the“Global South”section of“Resilient Communities”, in collaboration with the Italian Pavilion at the 17th. International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale , promoted by the Direzione Generale Creatività Contemporanea of the Ministero della Cultura and curated by Alessandro Melis, is pleased to announce the temporary exhibition "Antarctica, Melting Beauty" by photographer and founder of Eye-V Gallery Paola Marzotto, to be held from September 15 to 25, 2021 at the Benedetto Marcello Conservatory.

Billionaire collector Nicolas Berggruen turns Venetian palace into cultural thinktank

The Paris-born collector Nicolas Berggruen is expanding his empire, acquiring the historic Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice which will act as the European base for his cultural thinktank known as the Berggruen Institute. The billionaire plans to use the space to host symposia, workshops and exhibitions in partnership with major museums such as London's Tate and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Leonmarcial’s Installation at the Venice Biennale 2021 Celebrates the Dialogue Between Architecture and the Environment

Peruvian architectural firm leonmarcial arquitectos has been invited to take part of the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale with an installation at the Arsenale as part of the “As New Households” exhibition space. Titled Interwoven, the installation encourages the action of sharing and celebrates the exchange between homes and their environments through architecture.

UAE’s National Pavilion Nabs Top Honour At Venice Biennale’s International Architecture Exhibition 2021

The National Pavilion UAE was awarded the Golden Lion Award for Best National Participation at La Biennale Architettura 2021, the 17th international architecture exhibition at the Venice Biennale. Kazuyo Sejima, President of this year’s jury, explained why “Wetland,” the National Pavilion UAE’s tenth exhibition at La Biennale Architettura, earned the...

Intervowen explores interactions and transitions between households and environments in Venice

Peruvian architectural studio leonmarcial arquitectos has presented an exhibition that explores different interactions and relationships between households and environments at the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale. The exhibition, called Intervowen, is displayed at the Arsenale venue as part of the "As New Households” exhibition space. The installation, designed by Alexia León...

Alis: Modular Meeting Space by ZHA at Venice Biennale 2021

The concept of meeting and greeting takes an ultramorphic journey towards the future. Alis envisioned by Zaha Hadid Architects has exhibited at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. A multifunctional modular structure weaving connection between humans. To the term of ‘High-Performing Urban Ecologies’, the installation integrates to the theme of resilient communities. The Alis Meeting Pod heralds to shape the future and redefine social interaction with innovation and limitless connectivity. The installation exhibited in style, imbue a bold expression at the entrance of the Italian Pavilion.

For The First Time, The Philippine National Pavilion Wins At The Venice Biennale

The Philippines received its first-ever award from the prestigious global platform Venice Biennale for the exhibition Structures of Mutual Support curated by Framework Collaborative (GK Enchanted Farm community and Architects Sudarshan V. Khadka Jr. and Alexander Eriksson Furunes). This is the first time a National Pavilion from Southeast Asia has gained an award in the Venice Architecture Biennale.

“It’s bigger than last year”: Venice welcomes stars, international guests to second Covid-era festival

The second physical Venice Film Festival of the pandemic era opens today with the world premiere of Pedro Almodovar’s Parallel Mothers tonight. There is the sense among festival attendees that life is beginning to retun to normal even if the global health crisis is still ongoing and the industry will have to learn to live with the impact of Covid-19.