22 July 2015


Artlyst Podcast: Peter Doig In Conversation With Sir Nicholas Serota

During the preview week of the Venice Biennale Artlyst was privileged to attend a conversation between Peter Doig, the Turner Prize nominated artist and Sir Nicholas Serota, Director of the Tate. The talk took place in front of Doig’s new paintings at the beautiful historic rooms of the Palazzetto Tito (until October 4th 2015). The […]

17 May 2015

UK vs Poland and Romania At 56th Venice Biennale National Pavilions

It seems the art world has gone mad, with everyone rushing from one art event to another crossing countries and continents –jet settings in a flurry to catch the next VIP Preview, the next big thing to talk about. Busy speculating on  “best 10 artists” or “ the next emerging artists” in this art fair or another.  Short sited crowed filled with what […]

23 April 2015


Jury For 56th Venice Biennale Announced By Artistic Director Okwui Enwezor

The Board of Directors of the Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta has appointed, upon recommendation by the Artistic Director Okwui Enwezor, the International Jury of the 56th International Art Exhibition (9 May > 22 November 2015) composed of the following members: Naomi Beckwith (USA), Sabine Breitwieser (Austria), Mario Codognato (Italy), Ranjit Hoskote (India), Yongwoo Lee (South Korea). “Naomi Beckwith is the Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. She has […]

10 April 2015


Sean Lynch Launches Ireland’s Representation At The 56th Venice Biennale

The Dublin launch of Ireland’s representation at the 56th International Art Exhibition in Venice took place yesterday. Ireland at Venice is led by Culture Ireland in partnership with the Arts Council.  Sean Lynch has been selected as the artist to represent Ireland with a new artwork entitled Adventure: Capital at the Venice Art Biennale 2015. The […]

4 March 2015


Sean Scully To Exhibit New Works During The 56th Venice Biennale

A major new exhibition dedicated to the Irish artist Sean Scully, is planned for Venice this May to coincide with the 56th La Biennale di Venezia International Exhibition which takes place 6 May – 22 November 2015). Located in the imposing Palazzo Falier on the Grand Canal, Land Sea will feature a broad selection of […]

10 February 2015


Tsibi Geva Chosen To Represent Israel At The 56th Venice Biennale

Tsibi Geva has been selected for this year’s Israeli Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale. The artist will present a site-specific art installation, ‘Archeology of the Present’. The 63-year-old artist lives and works in Tel Aviv and has shown in major exhibitions worldwide during an extensive career, including Kunsthaus Zürich; Orangerie Herrenhausen, Hannover; the Institute […]

2 December 2014


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 […]

17 April 2014


Joan Jonas Chosen To Represent United States at 56th Venice Biennale

Joan Jonas has been chosen as the representative for the United States at La Biennale di Venezia 56th International Art Exhibition. MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) has announced that it will present the artist at the world’s most prestigious contemporary art event. Jonas is a pioneering figure in performance art and video and is one […]

21 March 2014


Sarah Lucas Selected To Represent Britain At 56th Venice Biennale

The British Council has just announced that Sarah Lucas has been selected to represent Britain at the 56th Venice International Art Biennale. She will present a major solo show in the British Pavilion, which will run from 9 May to 22 November 2015. The Artistic Director of the 56th International Art Biennale will be Okwui […]