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Venice Biennale

Outsider Art in Paris During the FIAC

Vivian Norris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Vivian Norris

Outsider Art is no longer on the fringe, but it still takes a special soul and wanting to see and understand to truly stand in front of these works and grasp what is often beyond straightforward aesthetic understanding.

Diversity Abounds in Asian Art

Hope Gainer | Posted 11.10.2013 | Arts
Hope Gainer

Indeed, Art Stage Singapore is living up to its tagline, "We Are Asia." Ensuring that visitors get to understand Asian art in the proper context through the region/country specific platforms.

(R)evolution at the Venice Biennale: Jungian Visions, Floating Time & the Holy Grail Revive Italy as a Leader of Global Culture

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 11.16.2013 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Cruising to the Lido in Venice, I passed daily between two iconic sights that challenge the splendor of the eternal city...

Argentine Artists at the Venice Biennale

David Galenson | Posted 11.06.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

Argentine artists have produced a great deal of innovative work since the mid-20th century, but their efforts have been largely overlooked in the artistic centers of Europe and North America.

Surreal, Overcrowded And Absolutely Gorgeous Photos Of China

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.09.2013 | Arts

Beijing-based artist Wang Qingsong has watched his homeland's epic transformation since the Cultural Revolution, observing China's boom in population,...

Il Palazzo Enciclopedico

Francis Levy | Posted 10.07.2013 | Travel
Francis Levy

Il Enciclopedio Palazzo Del Mundo was a creation of Marino Auriti an Italian immigrant who ran a auto body shop in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. It w...

Venice Biennale Highlight: LACMA's Michael Govan Talks About "Prima Materia" and Global Art

Michael Kurcfeld | Posted 10.06.2013 | Arts
Michael Kurcfeld

In recent years, two of its most prominent exhibition spaces -- Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana -- have been adapted by architect Tadao Ando to be added to the local stage by a French potentate who needed a proper showcase for his collection of postwar and contemporary art.

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...

Art That's Hot In Venice

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 06.03.2013 | Arts

VENICE, Italy -- The 55th Venice Biennale, the world's most prestigious art fair, features national pavilions from 88 countries, 10 presenting work fo...

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...

Venice Biennale Celebrates The Outsider

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 07.31.2013 | Arts

VENICE, Italy — Massimiliano Gioni is the youngest curator ever at the world's oldest contemporary art fair – the Venice Biennale. Yet it...

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...

Ai Weiwei's Mom Fills In For Him In Venice

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 07.28.2013 | Arts

VENICE, Italy — When a mother views scenes of her son's imprisonment, sometimes no words are needed. Tears will do. Chinese artist Ai Weiwei wa...

The Vatican Plans An Art Show

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is getting back into its centuries-old tradition of arts patronage with its first-ever exhibit at the Venice Biennale...

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.