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Ahmed Basiony- Egypt takes Protest to Bienniale

Cairo-based artist and electronic musician Ahmed Basiony, 32, was killed by sniper fire in Tahrir Square on Jan. 28, 2011, while participating in the demonstrations that launched the Egyptian popular uprising on Jan. 25. Now, the Venice Biennale has announced that Basiony has been selected to represent Egypt in its pavilion in the Giardini for the 2011 Biennale.

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Newcomers make their mark at Venice

VENICE. Four newcomers are among the record 89 national participants at this year’s Venice Biennale with Andorra, Bangladesh, Haiti and Saudi Arabia showing for the first time, while a number of nations have returned after some past participation:…

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Penelope’s labour

VENICE. One of the best shows in the Venice Biennale is on the Island of San Giorgio (don’t be put off: it is one stop by vaporetto two from San Zaccaria). “Penelope’s Labour” is highly intelligent, and beautifully displayed by the artist Adam Lowe…

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Pirates of the Venice Biennale

VENICE. The Pirate Camp, is a work of art that serves a vital practical function, providing free accommodation in Venice for 16 international artists during the biennale’s opening week. The initiative, part of the Stateless Pavilion, is the idea of…

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“I’ve included a very well-known outsider: Tintoretto!”

Bice Curiger, 62, is the curator of the 54th Venice Biennale of visual arts. The Zürich-born art historian, critic and co-founder of the contemporary art magazine Parkett is the third woman to fill the position after María de Corral and Rosa…

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