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#Venice Biennale

ERARTA: Russian Art's Iconoclastic Window on the World

Simon Hewitt | Posted 09.15.2013 | Arts
Simon Hewitt

Erarta is far more than just a museum. It hosts plays, concerts and lectures, and its two five-floor wings -- linked by a space-age foyer -- also enclose a commercial art gallery, temporary exhibition halls, print store, fashion boutique, cinema, café, restaurant and 100 staff.

Madonna & Monkey-Business: London's Russian Week Forges Ahead

Simon Hewitt | Posted 08.18.2013 | Arts
Simon Hewitt

Russian Week in London (May 31-June 5) was full of surprises. Bonhams had the top lot and Sotheby's the worst sale. Expect Halley's Comet to return be...

Back Fom the Biennale, Venice 2013

Erica Firpo | Posted 08.18.2013 | Travel
Erica Firpo

Venice. Floating city, contemporary art contradiction. The Venice Biennale is a six-month celebration of contemporary art, and in part a celebration of the ancient archipelago that refuses to be defined.

Nudes in Venice: Interview With Ellen Altfest

Ridley Howard | Posted 08.14.2013 | Arts
Ridley Howard

"I do really get into that small space in the painting. I like the rounded shape of that armpit, that's kind of pleasing to me. Separating the parts of the model from the rest of the body is a way I can claim them and make them my own, and turn them into compositions."

Kathleen Massara

LOOK: Wrapping-Up The Venice Biennale

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Massara | Posted 06.05.2013 | Arts

The Venice Biennale officially opened to the public on June 1, which means the VIP crowd was long gone by the time the common people were able to take...

A Preview: The 55th Venice Biennale

MutualArt | Posted 08.03.2013 | Arts
MutualArt

This year's theme, "Il Papazzo Enciclopedia -- The Encyclopedic Palace" aims to provide a space for an imaginary museum that collects the 'world's knowledge.' 2013-06-03-ScreenShot20130603at9.44.56AM.png

The Sexiest Picture At The Biennale?

Posted 05.31.2013 | Arts

Marc Quinn may have a thing for pregnant ladies. His inflatable sculpture depicting a pregnant Alison Lapper, the disabled British artist, presides li...

Kathleen Massara

Venice Biennale Gets Real

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Massara | Posted 05.31.2013 | Arts

A lot has happened in the past 48 hours in Venice. On Wednesday, the Berlin-based artist known as Peaches performed to a packed crowd on Lido, the Rus...

Kathleen Massara

Venice Biennale Heats Up!

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Massara | Posted 05.30.2013 | Arts

"We can not appreciate art if it remains locked in a fortress," Massimiliano Gioni said in his Biennale Arte interview. Thierry Geoffroy, a Danish-Fre...

Beyond the Venice Biennale

Departures Magazine | Posted 04.25.2013 | Arts
Departures Magazine

Essential to Venice's artistic identity is the Venice Biennale, an expansive art-world celebration held every two years. To offer a bit of direction, here are our 10 favorite cultural diversions found outside the gates of the Arsenale. Plan your visit accordingly.

'It Brings Cats Back From The Dead'

Posted 04.03.2013 | Arts

Anyone can tell you who's already made it, but HuffPost Arts & Culture's On Our Radar series is here to tell you who's about to blow up -- and, in som...

Background to the Foreground: Bahrain's Pavilion at the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale

Todd Reisz | Posted 12.01.2012 | Arts
Todd Reisz

Bahrain is now at a point from which it can never recede. But how can architecture address this politically -- and inarguably urban -- predicament, if architecture can neither help resolve it nor leave it alone?

Irish Isle's Designs on Venetian Isles

John Lee | Posted 11.07.2012 | Arts
John Lee

Regular as the tides, another cultural acqua alta is washing over Venice now in the form of the Biennale Architetttura 2012.

Abstract Containers: A Ready-Made Architecture Exhibition

Mitch McEwen | Posted 11.07.2012 | Arts
Mitch McEwen

Abstract Containers effectively invites us to consider the city around us as if it were recognizably familiar but fundamentally altered.

Venice Architecture Biennale 2012: Common Ground (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 10.27.2012 | Arts
VernissageTV

The 13th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2012 is directed by the architect David Chipperfield. The show is titled Common ...

See Zaha Hadid's Venice Biennale Installation, a Blooming Tribute to an Obscure German Engineer

ARTINFO | Posted 10.20.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

David Chipperfield's intention in naming the theme of this year's Venice Architectural Biennale "Common Ground" was to highlight the common characteri...

Trisha Brown At The Venice Biennale

Artwrit | Posted 10.03.2012 | Arts
Artwrit

A tip of the hat to an eternal muse, the Palao Grassi company certainly does justice to Brown's lasting impact on the continuous evolution of the contemporary dance discipline. But in the end, Trisha Brown never gets old.

WATCH: Lindsay's Sexy Art-House Film

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 06.05.2012 | Entertainment

Fans of Lindsay Lohan don't have to wait until her Liz Taylor movie comes out. The "Mean Girls" star and tabloid favorite has another project that deb...

Hoax-Art Extraordinaire Exhibits House Of Cards

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.31.2012 | Arts

Xu Zhen, the Shanghai-based artist known for his combination of theatrical humor and social critique, will be exhibiting "Forbidden Castle" this June ...

Happy Birthday, Matthew Barney!

Posted 03.25.2012 | Arts

Happy birthday to one of the most influential multi-disciplinary artists of our time, Matthew Barney. His truly unhinged creativity never ceases to am...

Happy Birthday, Diane Arbus!

Posted 03.14.2012 | Arts

Diane Arbus, the rebellious photographer known for capturing people on the periphery of society would have turned 89 today. Arbus, the daughter of pro...

Heart Of Glass

Posted 03.03.2012 | Arts

Though you may think the realm of glass is limited to Cinderella's slipper, the vessel for your wine, and Blondie's ex-beau's heart, the material actu...

What "Liberty/Liberté" Tells Us About Slavery, Black History, and Raw Nerves

Louise Mirrer | Posted 04.09.2012 | Black Voices
Louise Mirrer

Why has a work by the African-American artist Fred Wilson -- an installation piece that riffs on the topic by assembling authentic slave shackles, slave chains and Revolutionary-era icons -- been such a sore point with critics? We must have struck a raw nerve.

WATCH: Venice, Italy: Something Old, Something New

Shana Ting Lipton | Posted 02.06.2012 | Travel
Shana Ting Lipton

What I discovered on my short sojourn was how Venice so beautifully balances old and new in its architecture and art installations and in its lifestyle in general.

An Arab Spring for Art?

Chris Vroom | Posted 01.21.2012 | Arts
Chris Vroom

For many artists, the crowning achievement of a successful career is to represent their country at the Venice Biennale, the bi-annual Oscars of the ar...