May 2, 2009 - Flash Art International - Issue # 266 out now
May 2, 2009

Issue # 266 out now

Issue # 266
May – June issue
FOCUS Venice Biennale

Much of the May — June issue of Flash Art International is dedicated to one of the oldest biennials internationally, which welcomes thousands of visitors every two years.

Given the long history of this event, Flash Art has invited Daniel Birnbaum, this year’s curator of the “Making Worlds” exhibition, and Carlos Basualdo, Commissioner of the 53rd Venice Biennale U.S. Pavilion, to discuss the heritage of the Venice Biennale, and to answer whether the tradition has influenced their respective curatorial practices.

Accompanying this Biennale discussion, 10 artists, working individually and in collaboration, have realized 8 full-page special projects for this issue. David Bestué and Marc Vives, Mike Bouchet, Paul Chan, Nikhil Chopra, Keren Cytter, Nathalie Djurberg, Wade Guyton and Kelley Walker, Anawana Haloba — all included in the exhibition “Making Worlds” — have contributed to this unique Flash Art Venice portfolio.

Also directly from the Venice Biennale, Paola Nicolin writes about how U.S. artist Bruce Nauman has been “mapping the studio” throughout the whole city of Venice.

Warsaw-born Romanian artist André Cadere betrays a sense of contradiction in his biography that informs his work too. A text by Magda Radu sheds light on his celebrated actions and the artist’s impenetrable personality.

Is it still possible to tell fables today? Thus does Maurizio Cattelan and Guy Ben-Ner begin a conversation that ends in a discussion of Engels’ theories about family and economics.

In this issue’s Ouverture Chris Sharp looks at Berlin-based Becky Beasley. In Spotlight Karolina Łabowicz-Dymanus presents Katarzyna Kobro and Lygia Clark. In Global Art Sarah Andress writes about Kutlug Ataman‘s premier of fff in London last season.

Featured in the News section: Altermodern at Tate Modern; the 9th Sharjah Biennial; “Nine Lives: Visionary Artists in L.A.” at Los Angeles’s Hammer Museum.

Solo show reviews include: Florian Maier-Aichen, Thoralf Knobloch, Jacob Kassay, Justin Lieberman, Jutta Koether, T.V. Santhosh, Antonio Riello, Bojan Sarcevic, Ylva Ogland, Shirana Shahbazi, Lutz & Guggisberg, Francesco Vezzoli, Trisha Donnelly, Thomas Bayrle, Cai Guo-Qiang, Youssef Nabil, L.N. Tallur, Daisuke Ohba.

Flash Reviews include: Georg Herold, Paul Morrison, Jeremy Everett, Ruth Ewan, Tonico Lemos Auad, Wolfgang Weileder and M+M, Jonathan Owen, Dominique Petitgand, Miklos Onucsan, Martin Erik Andersen, Monica Ragazzini, Noa Giniger, Roman Tolici, Daniel Silver, Mario Merz, Stefanos Tsivopoulos, Folkert De Jong/Fendry Ekel, Pedro Gomes, A Constructed World, Damián Ortega, Diego Berruecos, Chintan Upadhyay.

Group shows include “Gennariello” in Paris and “Post Tsunami Art” in Milan.

The COVER ARTISTS of this issue are Bruce Nauman and Guy Ben-Ner.

Get your hands on a copy of the May – June issue of the world’s leading art magazine while supplies last.

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