Biennials & TriennialsArtists 12-12-2016

December 12 | Details of Australian Pavilion at Venice Biennale are announced Details

Details of the Venice Biennale, the California-Pacific Triennial and Poppositions art fair are announced.

Venice Biennale

The Australia Council for the Arts has unveiled details of Tracey Moffatt’s solo project for the Australian Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale.

Moffat’s exhibition, entitled “My Horizon,” will present an installation that combines film and photography to create a panoply of intertwined narratives. The installation will engage with themes that range from pop culture to childhood memories. Moffat has emphasized the open endedness she intends for her Venice exhibition: ““My Horizon” is very open and can be read in many ways,” she said in a statement. “The horizon line can represent the far and distant future or the unobtainable.” Moffat previously featured in the 1997 Venice Biennale, where she was invited to participate in the Aperto section, which presents work by emerging artists who do not yet have gallery representation. The Venice Biennale will run from May 13 through November 26, 2017. More via artnet News.


Fairs & Triennials

The California-Pacific Triennial has released the list of participating artists for its second edition, taking place next year.

The event presents a survey of contemporary art in and around the Pacific Rim. Titled “Building as Ever,” the 2017 edition will be curated by the Orange County Museum of Art’s senior curator Cassandra Coblentz. The triennial will explore issues of preservation and displacement, as well as look at how urbanization is being shaped by global economics. Among the participating artists are Canadian installation artist Cedric Bromford, Los Angeles-based sculptor Olga Koumoundouros, and Vietnamese artist Trong Nguyen. The triennial will take place between May 6 and September 3, 2017. Find out more on Artforum.


Lin Tianmiao's installation All the Same at the 2013 California-Pacific Triennial. Courtesy the artist 

Poppositions, the annual event which markets itself as a foil to the traditional art fair, has invited galleries, project spaces and artist initiatives to participate in its 6th edition via an open call.

Established in 2011, the fair seeks to develop a critical, experimental approach to the art fair. The 2017 edition will be directed by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk, founder of the Rotterdam-based organization The Office for Curating. Applications are limited to solo shows, which will be brought together and curated as one, entire exhibition. The selection panel’s central criteria is that the submissions “engage with the critical times we live in.” Poppositions will take place in Brussels from 20-23 April, 2017. Find out more on the event’s website.


Artist representations

Portuguese artists Monica de Miranda is now represented by London’s Tyburn Gallery.

Working in photography, mixed media and video, de Miranda’s work explores themes of geography and identity.  In 2016, the artist was nominated for the Novo Banco Photo Prize (Portugal) and was shortlisted for the Prix Pictet Photo Award (France). Her most recent exhibition, “Arrivals and departures,” was held in the Palácio D. Manuel in Portugal. More details via the Tyburn Gallery’s website.

Monica de Miranda, Erosion, in an exhibition at Appleton Square, Lisbon, 2013. Courtesy the artist
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