16 May 2017

Phyllida Barlow Great Henges Bright Coloured Forms Venice Biennale – Sue Hubbard

I remember, some time ago, a film in which a young interviewer asked Louise Bourgeois, then in her 90s, what it was like to become famous at her advanced age. The tiny, bird-like figure replied acerbically: “I ‘ave been ‘eer all along.” Phyllida Barlow has, also, been here all along.

2 December 2014

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Sarah Lucas To Represent British Pavilion At 56th Venice Biennale

Sarah Lucas has become recognised as one of Britain’s most significant contemporary artists. Spanning sculpture, photography and installation, her work has consistently been characterised by irreverent humour and the use of everyday ‘readymade’ objects – furniture, food, tabloid newspapers, tights, toilets, cigarettes – to conjure up sexual puns and corporeal fragments. By turns brutal and […]

29 May 2013

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Jeremy Deller Does His English Magic Trick At the 55th Venice Biennale

“The show is about magic. There is good magic and bad magic. The magic of deception and hiding things , also the magic of wonderment and beauty”. – Jeremy Deller The British Council has announced the opening of English Magic, a new exhibition by Jeremy Deller which has been conceived and created for the British […]

15 May 2012

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Turner Prize Jeremy Deller To Represent Britain At Venice Biennale

Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller has been chosen to represent Britain at next year’s Venice Biennale. Deller will be given a solo exhibition at the British Pavilion from June to November 2013, following in the footsteps of artists such as Tracey Emin, Anish Kapoor, and Lucian Freud. ‘I really don’t know what I’m going to […]

7 May 2012

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Efforts To Transform British Architecture At Venice Biennale

The British Council will present Venice Takeaway: Ideas to Change British Architecture, in the British Pavilion at the 13th Venice International Architecture Biennale, which will run from 29 August – 25 November 2012 (Preview Days: Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 August 2012).  Focusing on a group of ten exciting architectural talents, selected in open competition across the UK, the British […]