Biennials & TriennialsPeople 18-12-2017

December 18 | Ralph Rugoff will curate the 58th Venice Biennale

Weeks after wrapping up its 57th edition, the Venice Biennale has announced its upcoming curators. Elsewhere, the NEON Curatorial Award has revealed its 2017 laureate.

Ralph Rugoff will curate the 58th Venice Biennale

Venice Biennale president Paolo Baratta has announced that Ralph Rugoff was appointed as curator of the event’s 58th edition, which will take place from May 11 through November 24, 2019. Baratta succeeds Christine Macel.

The American curator has been the director of London’s Hayward Gallery since 2006, and has previously curated the 13th edition of the Lyon Biennial (2015). More via The Art Newspaper.


Caterina Avataneo is the winner of the 2017 NEON Curatorial Award

The award, established by the Athens-based non-profit organization NEON and London’s Whitechapel Gallery, recognizes each year the work of an emerging curator, and “gives each winner the opportunity to devise an exhibition proposal drawing from the D.Daskalopoulos Collection, which includes over 500 contemporary artworks by 220 international and Greek artists.”

Succeeding Emily Riddle, Caterina Avataneo won for her proposal “And Yet They are Knocking at the Door”, exploring themes including anxiety, death and destiny. The exhibition will be organized at the Hepworth Wakefield Gallery, and will feature works by artists including Giovanni Anselmo, Mona Hatoum, Jenny Holzer, Cindy Sherman, Rebecca Warren, et Rachel Whiteread. More via Artforum.



LA Art Book will not have a 2018 edition

In the wake of  Shannon Michael Cane’s passing, the organizers of the arts book fair LA Art Book have decided not to go through with a 2018 edition. Cane had curated the fair — organized by Printed Matter — since its launch in 2013. The unavailability of the fair’s traditional home at Geffen Contemporary was also cited as a reason for the cancellation of the fair.

The New York edition of Printed Matter will take place next year as scheduled at MoMA PS1. Dedicated to artist’s editions, art catalogues and monographies, the two fairs welcome some 38,000 visitors every year. Read more on artnet.


Shannon Michael Cane.

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