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Sedition Recommends: 57th Venice Biennale 2017

Shiva’s Dreaming (Crystal Palace) by Lawrence Lek

From 18 February to 26 November 2017, the 57th Venice Biennale will transform the Italian city as artists and galleries from across the world bring their ideas and artworks. If you’re heading to the city this year, be sure to visit our recommended exhibitions featuring Sedition artists. This guide to Sedition artists at the Biennale features Shezad Dawood, Frederik de Wilde, Damien Hirst, Isaac Julien, Lawrence Lek, Hew Locke, and Yinka Shonibare.

Frederik de Wilde and Lawrence Lek in HyperPavillion

HyperPavillion is a large scale exhibition of newly commissioned works which engage with the impact of the increasing influence of the digital. Together, the works create an exploratory, immersive post-human universe. Presented by Korean production house Fabulous Inc and and curated by Philippe Riss-Schmid, the exhibition features projections, a hologram theatre, a 360° immersive cinema and a range of hybrid combinations of new and traditional media. HyperPavilion takes place in three warehouses on the northern side of the Arsenale, and is open to the public from 13 May to 30 October 2017. The exhibition features works by Frederik De WildeLawrence Lek, Aram Bartholl, Claire Malrieux, Paul Souviron and more.

Hew Locke, Yinka Shonibare and Isaac Julien at the Diaspora Pavilion

At Palazzo Pisani Santa Monica, Hew Locke, Yinka Shonibare, Isaac Julien, Erika Tan, Larry Achiampong, Barby Asante, Libita Clayton and others present work at the Diaspora Pavilion. Bringing together varied perspectives and strategies for examining diaspora, the exhibition expands and complicates notions of the diasporic. The exhibition launches with a Private View on 10 May and runs from 13 May until 26 November.


Damien Hirst at Palazzo Grassi and Punto Della Dogana

Damien Hirst brings a new solo exhibition, Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable, to Palazzo Grassi and Punta Della Dogana. The exhibition, which runs from 9 April to 3 December, has been ten years in the planning and presents ambitious and exquisite works by Hirst displayed across 5,000 square meters of museum space . It tells the story of an ancient and monumental shipwreck, the Unbelievable, through its treasures, restored from the deep. As well as telling the story of the ship, the treasures also link to the life of fictional freed slave Aulus Calidius Amotan or Cif Amotan II.

 

Leviathan production still

Shezad Dawood Leviathan Launch

Shezad Dawood launches his ten part film work Leviathan at the Venice Biennale, presenting the first three episodes in a site-specific exhibition curated by Alfredo Cramerotti at the Villino Canonica and at the Fortuny Factory in the Giudecca. Episodes of Leviathan will launch in international exhibitions over the next few years before the work is released in its entirety as a feature film in 2020.

Combining news and documentary footage with shots filmed on an abandoned island and at London’s National History Museum, Leviathan weaves a complex narrative linking topics as diverse as migration, marine conservation and mental health.

Click here for more information about visiting this year’s Venice Biennale.

Sedition Recommends at Art Dubai 2016

Art Dubai 2016 brings together work from the world’s leading contemporary artists from 16 to 19 March at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. In our guide to the fair, we’ll help navigate the exhibitions featuring works by Sedition artists and other recommended events happening in and around the fair.

Sedition Artists at Art Dubai

'Island 1' by Shezad Dawood at Chemould Prescott Road, Art Dubai

‘Island 1’ by Shezad Dawood at Chemould Prescott Road, Art Dubai

 

Mumbai’s Chemould Prescott Road gallery (Booth B8) will present the work of Shezad Dawood, Jitish Kallat and Reena Saini Kallat to those exploring the fair. Jitish Kallat is also represented by Galerie Daniel Templon  (Booth D6).

Meanwhile artists represented by Victoria Miro (Booth A4) include Jacco Olivier, Isaac Julien and Elmgreen & Dragset, while Idris Khan exhibits work alongside Yayoi Kusama, NS Harsha and Conrad Shawcross in the booth.

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‘Microbe’ by Jacco Olivier – artwork available on Sedition

Upstream Gallery (Booth A15) will present a duo show featuring the work of Rafaël Rozendaal and Frank Ammerlaan. The new works will be shown by the Amsterdam based gallery.

Blain Southern (Booth B9) will also present a number of artists including Bill Viola, Lawrence Weiner and Yinka Shonibare MBE. Work by Francesco Clemente will be on display at the booth during the fair.

Other Highlights

As well as introducing the artists on Sedition who’ll be showing at Art Dubai, we’ve also put together some recommendations of things worth checking out.

Global Art Forum: ‘The Future Was’

Each year at Art Dubai the Global Art Forum series of talks and events engages with a theme relevant to the contemporary art world. This year’s theme, The Future Was, thinks through the ways in which ideas, statements, places and configurations of objects can be thought of as ‘time machines’ connecting past, present and future. Contributors to the Forum, directed by Amal Khalaf and Uzma Z. Rizvi, include Deputy Project Manager and Science Lead of the Emirates Mars Mission Sarah Amari, Space Archaeologist Alice Gorman, artists including Christine Sun Kim and Hito Stereyl, curators including Hans Ulrich Obrist among other professionals, practitioners and commentators.

Art Dubai Projects

Another annual fixture of the fair, Art Dubai Projects, is this year dedicated to exploring the design, economic and performative aspects of the art fair – a theme with more than an echo of Elmgreen & Dragset’s ‘The Well Fair’ currently on display in Beijing. The not-for-profit section, curated by Yasmina Reggad, is designed to support up and coming artists and includes a number of artist commissions and performances as well as a radio station.

Elmgreen & Dragset - 'The Well Fair' - UCCA Beijing

Elmgreen & Dragset – ‘The Well Fair’ – UCCA Beijing

Prior to and alongside Art Dubai, Dubai Canvas festival will celebrate 3D street art. As part of the festival ‘human cyborg’ and cyborg activist Neil Harbison, who was born colour blind and now experiences colours through an antenna implanted in his skull, is composing a piece of music alongside singers and musicians based on the colours of Dubai.

For full programme details visit: http://www.artdubai.ae/programme