October 4 | The first Biennial of Riga looks to the future
If biennials often look to the past and its utopies, the first edition of the Riga Biennial will explore the present and the near future. In other news, New York’s new Institute of Arab and Islamic Art announces several appointments, whereas gallery Isabella Bortolozzi is now representing an important artist estate.
Riga | Everything Was Forever, Until it Was No More
The inaugural edition of the Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art, (RIBOCA) (June 2 — October 28, 2018) curated by Katerina Gregos, will bring together several artists from Northern Europe and Baltic countries. The biennial, coinciding with the hundredth anniversary of the independence of Lithuania and Estonia, “will reflect on the phenomenon of change – how it is anticipated, experienced, grasped, assimilated and dealt with at this time of accelerated transitions. The title, Everything Was Forever, Until it Was No More, is borrowed from Alexei Yurchak’s book of the same name.” More details here.
Aerial photo of Riga. Photo credit: Elena Spasova for Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA)
The Institute of Arab and Islamic Art announces new appointments
The New York institution, opened earlier this year and dedicated to supporting “artistic and cultural dialogue between New York City and the Arab and Islamic worlds”, has announced the appointment of five new members to its advisory board:
Bidoun senior editor Negar Azimi; Omar Berrada, the director of the Dar al-Ma’mûn residency program in Marrakech; Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Clare Davies; the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair’s founding director, Touria El Glaoui and artist Walid Raad. Read more on Artnews.
Isabella Bortolozzi represents the Carol Rama estate
The Berlin-based gallery has announced the representation of the Carola Rama (1918-2015) estate and of the Archivio Carol Rama. The latter has been working with the galleries for a decade. Isabella Bortolozzi will work alongside Lévy Gorvy, which also represents Carola Rama’s work and estate. More on Carol Rama via Isabella Bortolozzi’s website.
Carol Rama Appassionata (1940)