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We just arrived from the Venice Biennale 2019. It was simply amazing!

The Venice Biennale has been for over 120 years one of the most prestigious art exhibition in the world. This year, titled as "May You Live In Interesting Times", a phrase of English invention that invokes periods of uncertainty, crisis and turmoil, exactly as the ones we live in today.

The 58th Exhibition is curated by Ralph Rugoff, currently the director of the Hayward Gallery in London. Between 1985 and 2002 he wrote art and cultural criticism for numerous periodicals, publishing widely in art magazines as well as newspapers, and published a collection of essays, Circus Americanus (1995).

We will share with you our Top 10 Favorite Artists! Check out the first 5:

​​​​Zanele Muholi HonFRPS (1972)

A South African artist and visual activist working in photography, video, and installation. Her work focuses on race, gender and sexuality, using it as a tool to subvert the typical representations of African Americans.

Shilpa Gupta (1976) Shilpa is an artist from Mumbai, India. Her mediums range from manipulated found objects to video, interactive computer-based installation and performance. She has been interested in exploring the notions of location and belonging as against and within the complexities of national identities.

Christian Marclay (1955)​​ A Swiss-American visual artist and composer, Marclay's work explores connections between sound, noise, photography, video, and film. A pioneer of using gramophone records and turntables as musical instruments to create sound collages.

​​Anicka Yi (1971) ​​ Anika is a South Korean conceptual artist whose work lies at the intersection of fragrance, cuisine, and science. She is known for installations that engage the senses, especially the sense of smell, and for her collaborations with biologists and chemists.

​​Island Weather - Phillipines Pavilon The art project Island Weather is the official representation of the Philippines to the 2019 Venice Biennale. A collaboration between the curator Tessa Maria Guazon and the artist Mark Justiniani, it comprises Arkipelago a site specific and immersive installation. The project examines understandings of the world as interconnected and perceived as an island. We are buoyed by the seeming dissolution of borders, the unprecedented speed of time, and a mobility across places never before experienced. Yet we relentlessly face the threats of displacement, discrimination, and disasters.

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