Martin Roth, former V&A director, dies aged 62
First German to head major UK museum oversaw record visitor numbers but left V&A after disillusionment with Brexit vote
Initiatives under Martin Roth’s leadership included the expansion of the museum to China, Dundee and east London. Photograph: Nick Harvey/Rex/Shutterstock
Mark Brown Arts correspondent,
The V&A has paid tribute to its former director Martin Roth, who has died in Berlin, aged 62.
Roth was the first German to head a major British museum, leaving the V&A in 2016 shortly after it won the museum of the year award. That victory meant that Roth, after five years in charge, could leave while the museum was on a high. However it was a decision also hastened by his disillusionment over the Brexit vote.
He died from cancer, diagnosed only weeks after he left the V&A.
Nicholas Coleridge, the chairman of the V&A, said the museum was extremely saddened to hear of Roth’s death. He said: “Martin will be remembered as a man of prodigious energy, a director with a global reputation both within the museum world and beyond, a committed Europhile and cultural ambassador with a philosophical turn of mind, as well as a devoted husband and father.”
Coleridge said Roth had made it his mission to raise the international profile of the museum. Initiatives under his leadership included a presence at the Venice Biennale, the expansion of the museum to China, Dundee and east London, the founding of the V&A research unit, and the opening of restored galleries devoted to European arts and crafts of 1600-1815.
“This, combined with exhibitions such as David Bowie Is, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, Disobedient Objects and Engineering the World: Ove Arup, raised the V&A to new heights,” he said. “We will greatly miss Martin, and are profoundly grateful for his considerable contribution to the V&A.”
Roth was director general of the Dresden state art collections from 2001-11 and was succeeded by Hartwig Fischer, who last year trod a similar path when he was appointed director of the British Museum.
Fischer said he was “shocked and saddened” by the news of Roth’s death. “Martin was an energetic moderniser of museums. He was a great advocate of museums playing an active role as institutions in today’s societies, and he did much to internationalise collections. He fostered global cooperation and exercised considerable skill in cultural diplomacy. He will be missed.”
Roth’s leadership of the V&A was widely regarded as a success, with visitor numbers reaching record numbers, and it was a surprise when Roth announced his intention to leave last year. Leaving the museum on a high and in robust health was clearly a major motivation, but Roth had made no secret of his views on the UK decision to leave the EU.
He was born in Stuttgart in 1955 and the issues were personal. “For me, Europe is simply synonymous with peace,” he said in an interview with German broadcaster DW. “I didn’t want to be a German. I did not want to grow up in a country that had killed a huge part of its population.
“So for me, Europe always gave hope for a peaceful future, based on sharing, solidarity and tolerance. Dropping out always means creating cultural barriers – and that worries me.”
Roth said in interviews that he wanted to be more politically involved on returning to Germany. He was appointed honorary president of the Institute for International Relations.
The German culture minister, Monika Grütters, was among those who paid tribute. She said: “With the passing of Martin Roth, the German and international museum world has lost one of the most prominent but also polemical personalities. He took part in numerous discussions with a strong opinion and enriched these debates. His capacity for enthusiasm was contagious.”
OPEN20, International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations
1st September –1st October 2017
Venice Lido, Hotel Excelsior, Hilton Molino Stucky
Inauguration: 1st September 2017
Performance Reverie “PourOntani”: h. 3 pm, Giardino Moresco, Hotel Excelsior
Press Conference: h. 6 pm, Sala Plenaria, Hilton Molino Stucky
Performance Marco Fioramanti and Ana Rusiniuc “Il Relitto della Sirena”: h. 7.30 pm, Hilton Molino Stucky
Cocktail Party (by invitation only): h. 8 pm, Skyline Rooftop, Hilton Molino Stucky
Augmented Reality Experience by Richard Humann “Ascension”: Skyline Rooftop, Hilton Molino Stucky
| Press Release |
This year, OPEN, the International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations, will reach its twentieth edition. A significant year that celebrates the twentieth anniversary of an idea, a winning, innovative and regenerating intuition on the scene of contemporary art events. Twenty years of sculptures, installations, happenings and performances bearing witness to how art can break into the outside environment to attract the onlooker.
Conceived and curated by Paolo De Grandis, co-curated by Carlotta Scarpa, the exhibition is organised by PDG Arte Communications with the patronage of the Ministry for Cultural Assets and Activities and Tourism, by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and by the Veneto Region.
OPEN retraces its history through some of the most significant names in contemporary art who have taken part in OPEN such as Yoko Ono, who will present the world première of INVISIBLE PEOPLE, a project that has required long preparation: a symbolic and metaphoric vision of the journey of migrants, between imagination and poetry, so as not to forget. The return to the Hotel Excelsior and the return of ORLAN with a site specific installation based on Le Plan du Film, an important series conceived in 2001 in search of what Jean-Luc Godard called “the reverse of the cinema”: a work on the creation of a film in reverse starting from the communication and advertising of a cinematographic work, unique aspects, in this ingenious fiction, that make the film real.
And again Igor Mitoraj, Luigi Ontani, Federica Marangoni, Marco Nereo Rotelli, Gianfranco Meggiato, Amin Gulgee, Ferruccio Gard and Marianne Heske, who at OPEN 1999, brought an enormous 4000-year-old stone from the village of Tafjord, which is still at Venice Lido today.
A stage, a point of arrival and of a new departure, more aware and more rigorous, but always in line with the curator philosophy of its creator, Paolo De Grandis. Unlike every other yearly event, from which one could always expect something new, OPEN proposes its linearity and its integration, characteristics that have matured thanks to the simplicity of the underlying idea and to the open-air exhibition space: territories to be explored, points for exchange and comparison, choreographic spaces often open to be transformed, places where, in both physical and mental terms, the visitor can interact with the contents of the works on display.
OPEN is a great public park, a weave of nature and culture, internal and external, biological and technological, painting and multimedia, a synthesis of characters and of contemporary trends. In this way, the territory becomes a privileged observatory, as is demonstrated by the organisation of this important event, projected in a national and international dimension.
The curators collaborating with OPEN this year include Jon Hendricks for the participation of Yoko Ono, Philippe Daverio for Giuseppe Verri, as well as Niilofur Farrukh, Tamara Li, Nevia Capello, Serena Mormino, Bianca Laura Petretto, Elga Wimmer, Umberto Zampini and Flavia Vago.
The inauguration will present a performance by the young artist Reverie who, with PourOntani, will make a dedication with open eyes to Maestro Luigi Ontani that does not envisage any kind of quotation/recitation, artifice or expedient. It is a question of necessity and of life: tableaux-vivants, works made from life and especially the living echo of “VivArte”. In parallel Richard Humann will present Ascension, which on the occasion of OPEN 20 will create new constellation systems superimposed over our existing ones in the night sky. Humann’s art installation harnesses technology: the viewers simply hold their smart phone or tablet up toward the sky to see the Augmented Reality art.
The eighth edition of the Arte Laguna Special Prize will be assigned to a young artist selected by the Arte Laguna Prize jury. This award will offer the winner the possibility to be included among the finalists of the Arte Laguna Prize 2018 and to show his or her work on the circuit organised by the same association.
With the strength of this extraordinary formula, OPEN contributes to modifying the fabric of a city, making it an international platform of works in the open air, to show an amazed audience a new, involuntary, amazing way of enjoying art in the light dynamic of a walk outside over-familiar and restricting walls and perimeters, changing its content before their eyes.
Nutopia - Yoko Ono
Belgium - Phil Akashi
France - ORLAN
Germany - Günter Sponheuer
Japan - Kengiro Azuma
Iceland / China - Inga Svala Thorsdottir and Wu Shanzhuan
Italy - Giancarlo Bozzani, Stefano Bressani, Nando Crippa, Gillo Dorfles, Marco Fioramanti, Laura Fiume, Salvatore Fiume, Ferruccio Gard, Resi Girardello, Alessandro Manfredini, Gaspare Manos, Federica Marangoni, Davide Medri, Gianfranco Meggiato, Lucio Micheletti, Luigi Ontani, Max Papeschi, Antonio Paradiso, Gabriele Polidori, Maurizio Radici, Reverie, Marco Nereo Rotelli, Giuseppe Verri, Nanda Vigo, Laura Zeni
Norway - Marianne Heske
Pakistan - Amin Gulgee
Peru - Ana Maria Reque
Poland - Igor Mitoraj
Ukraine - Yana Rusnak
USA - Richard Humann
Events and Map from the 57th Venice Biennale Arte 2017, PDG Arte Communications
All the events of the 57th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, our National Pavilions and Collateral Events, and other special exhibitions around the city. This is where you can find them.
Paolo De Grandis Meets the Students of the Singapore Academy
Paolo De Grandis and Prof. Kwok Kian Chow met yesterday at the Pietà Institute for a walk through the halls of Andorra, Mauritius and Mongolia pavilions and a talk with the young students of the Academy of Singapore about the history of the Venice Biennale. It was an encounter for reflections and comparisons on the new Biennials, and a review on the history of PDG Arte Communications and its 118 exhibitions within the Venice Bienniale. The focus moved later to Singapore, which debuted in the Biennial curated by Paolo De Grandis in 2001. Since then, PDG Arte Communications coordinated the two subsequent participations in the Biennale d'Arte and the entrance at the Architecture Biennale in 2004.
The connection with Singapore and in particular with Prof. Kwok Kian Chow was born in 2000 with the participation of the artist Chye Tech Chua at the 3rd edition of OPEN, International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations. The next four editions of OPEN presented the works of Sun Yu-li, Ye Shufang, Tan Kai Syng and Tan Swie Hian.
All the Artists and National Pavilions in the 2017 Venice Biennale
By Rachel Corbett, February 07, 2017
The 57th edition of the Venice Biennale, titled “Viva Arte Viva” by curator Christine Macel, has released the list of 120 participating artists and its national pavilions. “In a world full of conflicts and jolts, in which humanism is being seriously jeopardized, art is the most precious part of the human being,” Macel has said in a statement. “It is the ideal place for reflection, individual expression, freedom and fundamental questions. It is a ‘yes’ to life, although sometimes a ‘but’ lies behind. More than ever, the role, the voice and the responsibility of the artist are crucial in the framework of contemporary debates.” The biennale opens May 13.
1. ADER, Bas Jan
Born in 1942 in the Netherlands, died in 1975.
2. AL SAADI, Abdullah
Born in 1967 in the UAE, lives and works in Khorfakkan.
3. ALADAG, Nevin
Born in 1972 in Turkey, lives and works in Berlin.
4. ANTUNES, Leonor
Born in 1972 in Portugal, lives and works in Berlin.
5. ARAEEN, Rasheed
Born in 1935 in Pakistan, lives and works in London.
6. ARANCIO, Salvatore
Born in 1974 in Italy, lives and works in London.
7. ATIKU, Jelili
Born in 1968 in Nigeria, lives and works in Lagos.
8. ATLAS, Charles
Born in 1949 in the United States, lives and works in New York.
9. ATTIA, Kader
Born in 1970 in France, lives and works in Berlin and Paris.
10. ÁVILA FORERO, Marcos
Born in 1983 in France, lives and works in Paris and Bogota.
11. BANERJEE, Rina
Born in 1963 in India, lives and works in New York.
12. BEUTLER, Michael
Born in 1976 in Germany, lives and works in Berlin.
13. BINION, McArthur
Born in 1946 in the United States, lives and works in Chicago.
14. BLACK, Karla
Born in 1972 in the UK, lives and works in Glasgow.
15. BLANK, Irma
Born in 1934 in Germany, lives and works in Milan.
16. BLAZY, Michel
Born in 1966 in the Principality of Monaco, lives and works in Paris.
17. BRUSCKY, Paulo
Born in 1949 in Brazil, lives and works in Recife.
18. BUCHER, Heidi
Born in 1926, died in 1993 in Switzerland.
19. CALAND, Huguette
Born in Lebanon in 1931, lives and works in Los Angeles.
20. CHARRIÈRE, Julian
Born in 1987 in Switzerland, lives and works in Berlin.
21. CIACCIOFERA, Michele
Born in 1969 in Italy, lives and works in Paris.
22. CORDIANO, Martín
Born in 1975 in Argentina, lives and works in London.
23. CSOR̈GŐ, Attila
Born in 1965 in Hungary, lives and works in Bialystok.
24. CURNIER JARDIN, Pauline
Born in 1980 in France, lives and works in Amsterdam.
25. DANZ, Mariechen
Born in 1980 in Ireland, lives and works in Berlin.
26. DEKYNDT, Edith
Born in 1960 in Belgium, lives and works in Berlin.
27. DÍAZ MORALES, Sebastián
Born in 1975 in Argentina, lives and works in Amsterdam.
28. DOWNEY, Juan
Born in 1940 in Chile, died in 1993 in the United States.
29. ELIASSON, Olafur
Born in 1967 in Denmark, lives and works in Copenhagen and Berlin.
30. ENGSTED, Søren
Born in 1974 in Denmark, lives and works in Copenhagen.
31. FIŠKIN, Vadim
Born in 1965 in Russia, lives and works in Ljubljana.
32. GARCÍA URIBURU, Nicolás
33. GENG, Jianyi
Born in 1962 in China, lives and works in Hangzhou.
34. GILLIAM, Sam
Born in 1933 in the United States, lives and works in Washington, DC.
35. GRIFFA, Giorgio
Born in 1936 in Italy, lives and works in Turin.
36. GUAN, Xiao
Born in 1983 in China, lives and works in Beijing.
37. GUARNERI, Riccardo
Born in 1933 in Italy, lives and works in Florence.
38. GUTIÉRREZ, Cynthia
Born in 1978 in Mexico, lives and works in Guadalajara.
39. HAINS, Raymond
40. HAJAS, Tibor
41. HALILAJ, Petrit
Born in 1986 in Kosovo, lives and works in Berlin.
42. HALPRIN, Anna
Born in 1920 in the United States, lives and works in Kentfield, California.
43. HAO, Liang
Born in 1983 in China, lives and works in Beijing.
44. HERÁCLITO, Ayrson
Born in 1968 in Brazil, lives and works in Salvador.
45. HICKS, Sheila
Born in 1934 in the United States, lives and works in Paris.
46. HOPE, Andy
Born in 1930 in Germany, lives and works in Berlin.
47. KASPER, Dawn
Born in 1977 in the United States, lives and works in New York.
48. KHAN, Hassan
Born in 1975 in the UK, lives and works in Cairo.
49. KIM, Sung Hwan
Born in 1975 in Korea, lives and works in New York.
50. KONATE, Abdoulaye
Born in 1953 in Mali, lives and works in Bamako.
51. KORINA, Irina
Born in 1977 in Russia, lives and works in Moscow.
52. KWADE, Alicja
Born in 1979 in Poland, lives and works in Berlin.
53. LAI, Florence
Born in 1984 in Hong Kong, lives and works in Hong Kong.
54. LAI, Maria
55. LANCETA, Teresa
Born in 1951 in Spain, lives and works in Alicante and Barcelona.
56. LATHAM, John
Born in 1921 in Zambia, died in 2006 in the UK.
57. LEE Mingwei
Born in Taiwan in 1964, lives and works in Paris.
58. LEIBOVICI, Franck
Born in 1975 in France, lives and works in Paris.
59. LEWITT, Sam
Born in 1981 in the United States, lives and works in New York.
60. LIU, Jianhua
Born in 1962 in China, lives and works in Shanghai.
61. LIU, Ye
Born in 1964 in China, lives and works in Beijing.
62. MAKHACHEVA, Taus
Born in 1983 in Russia, lives and works in Moscow and Makhachkala.
63. MALLUH, Maha
Born in 1959, Saudi Arabia, lives and works in Riyadh.
Born in 1934 in Syria, died in 2016 in Germany.
65. MATSUTANI, Takesada
Born in 1937 in Japan, lives and works in Paris.
66. MEDALLA, David
Born in the Philippines in 1938, lives and works in London.
67. MILLER, Dan
Born in 1961 in the United States, lives and works in Oakland.
68. MILLER, Peter
Born in 1978 in the United States, lives and works in Cologne and Dusseldorf.
69. MIRALDA, Antoni; RABASCALL, Joan; SELZ, Dorothée; XIFRA, Jaume
Born in 1942 in Spain, lives and works in Barcelona; born in 1935 in Spain, lives and works in Paris; born in 1946 in France; lives and works in Paris; and born in Spain in 1934, died in 2014 in France.
70. MONDRIAN FAN CLUB (David Medalla and Adam Nankervis)
Born in the Philippines in 1938, lives and works in London, and born in 1965 in Australia, lives and works in London and Berlin.
71. MURESAN, Ciprian
Born in 1977 in Romania, lives and works in Cluj.
72. NENGUDI, Senga
Born in 1943 in the United States, lives and works in Colorado Springs.
73. NETO, Ernesto
Born in 1964 in Brazil, lives and works in Rio de Janeiro.
74. NUÑEZ, Katherine and RODRIGUEZ, Issay
Born in 1992 in the Philippines and born in 1991 in the Philippines, living and working in Marikina.
Founded in 1966, based in Kranj and Ljubljana since 1971.
76. OROZCO, Gabriel
Born in 1962 in Mexico, lives and works in Tokyo.
77. PARRENO, Philippe
Born in 1964 in Algeria, lives and works in Paris.
78. PICH, Sopheap
Born in 1971 in Cambodia, lives and works in Phnom Penh.
79. PLNÝ, Lubos
Born in 1961 in the Czech Republic, lives and works in Prague.
80. POGACNIK, Marko
Born in 1944 in Slovenia, lives and works in Sempas.
81. POLSKA, Agnieszka
Born in 1985 in Poland, lives and works in Berlin.
82. POOTOOGOOK, Kananginak
83. PORTER, Liliana
Born in 1941 in Argentina, lives and works in New York.
84. QUINLAN, Eileen
Born in 1972 in the United States, lives and works in New York.
85. RAHMOUN, Younès
Born in Morocco in 1975, lives and works in Tetouan.
86. RAMA, Edi
Born in 1964 in Albania, lives and works in Tirana.
87. RAMÍREZ, Enrique
Born in Chile in 1979, lives and works in Paris and Santiago.
88. RAMÍREZ-FIGUEROA, Naufus
Born in Guatemala in 1978, lives and works in Berlin.
89. ROSE, Rachel
Born in 1986 in the United States, lives and works in New York.
90. SALA, Anri
Born in 1974 in Albania, lives and works in Berlin.
91. SÁNCHEZ, Zilia
Born in 1926 in Cuba, lives and works in San Juan.
92. SAPOUNTZIS, Yorgos
Born in 1976 in Greece, lives and works in Berlin.
93. SCOTT, Judith
(1943–2005), United States.
94. SHARIF, Hassan
(1951–2016), United Arab Emirates.
95. SHAVER, Nancy
Born in 1946 in the United States, lives and works in Jefferson and Hudson, New York.
96. SHAW, Jeremy
Born in 1977 in Canada, lives and works in Berlin.
97. SHERK, Bonnie Now
Born in the USA, lives and works in New York and San Francisco.
Born in 1969 in Japan, lives and works in Naha.
99. SMITH, Kiki
Born in 1954 in Germany, lives and works in New York and the Catskills.
100. STARK, Frances
Born in 1967 in the United States, lives and works in Los Angeles.
101. STILINOVIĆ, Mladen
Born in 1947 in Serbia, died in Croatia.
102. STOLTE, Fiete
Born in 1979 in Germany, lives and works in Berlin.
103. STUART, Michelle
Born in 1933 in the United States, lives and works in New York.
104. SUGA, Kishio
Born in 1944 in Japan, lives and works in Ito.
105. TANAKA, Koki
Born in 1975 in Japan, lives and works in Kyoto.
106. TENGER, Hale
Born in 1960 in Turkey, lives and works in Istanbul.
107. THE PLAY
Founded in 1967 in Japan, based in the Kansai region.
108. TOULOUB, Achraf
Born in 1986 in Morocco, lives and works in Paris.
109. TRAN, Thu Van
Born in 1979 in Vietnam, lives and works in Paris.
110. UPRITCHARD, Francis
Born in 1976 in New Zealand, lives and works in London.
111. VERZUTTI, Erika
Born in 1971 in Brazil, lives and works in São Paulo.
112. VOIGNIER, Marie
Born in 1974 in France, lives and works in Paris.
113. VOROBYEVA, Yelena and VOROBYEV, Viktor
Born in 1959 in Turkmenistan, and born in 1959 in Kazakhstan, living and working in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
114. WAHEED, Hajra
Born in 1980 in Canada, lives and works in Montreal.
115. WALTHER, Franz Erhard
Born in 1939 in Germany, lives and works in Fulda.
116. WATERS, John
Born in 1946 in the United States, lives and works in Baltimore.
117. WEST, Franz
118. WYN EVANS, Cerith
Born in 1958 in the UK, lives and works in London.
Born in 1963 in Korea, lives and works in Seoul.
120. ZHOU, Tao
Born in 1976 in China, lives and works in Guangzhou.
Occurrence in present tense
Commissioner: Minister of Culture, Mrs. Mirela Kumbaro.
Curator: Vanessa Joan Müller.
Exhibitor: Leonard Qylafi.
Commissioner: Miriam Ambattle.
Curators: Ivan Sansa, Javier Balmaseda.
Exhibitor: Eve Ariza.
Venue: Palazzo Ca' Capello Memmo (Santa Maria della Pietà)
Magnetic Memory / Historical Resonance
Commissioner: Minister of Culture of Angola, Dr. Carolina Cerqueira.
Curators: José António Oliveira, Maria da Silva de Oliveira e Silva, Paulo Kussy Correia Fernandes.
Exhibitor: José António Oliveira “António Ole”.
4. ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
FRANK WALTER, The Last Universal Man
Commissioner: Melville Richardson.
Curator: Barbara Paca.
Exhibitor: Frank Walter.
Venue: Centro Culturale Don Orione Artigianelli, Zattere Dorsoduro, 909/A
The horse problem
Commissioner: Mauricio Wainrot.
Curator: Andrés Duprat.
Exhibitor: Claudia Fontes.
6. ARMENIA (Republic of)
«Fiamma inextinguible», «The panters in my blossom garden», «Border no Border»
Commissioner: Svetlana Sahakyan.
Curators: Bruno Corà, Demetrio Paparoni, Giorgio Grasso.
Exhibitors: Jean Boghossian, Rafael Megall, Miro Persolja.
Venue: Collegio Armeno Moorat-Raphael (Palazzo Zenobio, Dorsoduro 2596), Chiesa di Santa Croce degli Armeni (Calle dei Armeni, San Marco 965/A)
Commissioner: Naomi Milgrom AO.
Curator: Natalie King.
Exhibitor: Tracey Moffatt.
Brigitte Kowanz Erwin Wurm
Commissioner/Curator: Christa Steinle.
Exhibitors: Brigitte Kowanz and Erwin Wurm
9. AZERBAIJAN (Republic of )
Commissioner: Ambasciatore Mammad Ahmadzada.
Venue: Palazzo Lezze, Campo Santo Stefano, San Marco 2949
10. BELARUS (Republic of)
Commissioner: Sharangovich Natalya, National Center of Contemporary Arts.
Curator: Roman Zaslonov.
Exhibitor: Roman Zaslonov, Viktar Labkovich, Sergey Talybov.
Venue: Venezia, Fondamenta San Giuseppe, Castello 925
Commissioner: Minister of Culture.
Curator: Eva Wittocx.
Exhibitor: Dirk Braeckman.
Commissioner/Curator: José Bedoya Sáenz.
Curator: José Bedoya Sáenz,Juan Fabbri, Gabriele Romeo.
Exhibitors: Sol Mateo, Jannis Markopoulos and José Ballivián.
13. & 14. BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA
Commissario: Sara Vujkovic, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Republic of Srpska.
Commissioner: Fundação Bienal de São Paulo. President: João Carlos de Figueiredo Ferraz.
Curator: Jochen Volz.
Exhibitor: Cinthia Marcelle.
Commissioner: National Gallery of Canada.
Curators: Kitty Scott; Carol and Morton Rapp Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Ontario.
Exhibitor: Geoffrey Farmer.
Commissioner: Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes, Chile.
Curator: Ticio Escobar.
Exhibitor: Bernardo Oyarzun.
18. CHINA (People’s Republic of)
Continuum-Generation by Generation
Commissioner: China Arts and Entertainment Group.
Curator: Qiu Zhijie
Exhibitors: Tang Nannan, Wu Jian’an, Wang Tianwen, Yao Huifen.
Horizon of Expectations
Commissioner: Ministry of Culture.
Curator: Branka Bencic.
Exhibitors: Tina Gverovic, Marko Tadic.
Tiempos de la intuición….
Commissioner: Jorge Fernández Torres. Curator: José Manuel Noceda.
Exhibitors: Abel Barroso, Iván Capote, Roberto Diago, Roberto Fabelo, José Manuel Fors, Aimée García, Reynier Leyva Novo, Meira Marrero & José Ángel Toirac, Carlos Martiel, René Peña, Mabel Poblet, Wilfredo Prieto, Esterio Segura, José Eduardo Yaque. Venue: Palazzo Loredan
21. CYPRUS (Republic of)
THE FUTURE OF COLOUR
Commissioner: Louli Michaelidou.
Curator: Jan Verwoert.
Exhibitor: Polys Peslikas.
Venue: Associazione Culturale Spiazzi, Castello 3865
22. & 23. CZECH and SLOVAK (Republic)
Swan Song: Now
Commissioner: Monika Palcova.
Curator: Lucia Gregorova Stach.
Exhibitor: Jana Zelibska.
INFLUENZA – revisioning darkness
Commissioner: The Danish Arts Foundation, Committee for Visual Arts Project Funding: Gitte Ørskou (Chair), Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, Bodil Nielsen and Jacob Tækker.
Exhibitor: Kirstine Roepstorff.
This too shall pass
Commissioner/Exhibitor: Moataz Mohamed Nasr Eldin.
Curator: Ministry of Culture.
If Only You Could See What I've Seen with Your Eyes
Commissioner: Maria Arusoo.
Curator: Kati Ilves.
Exhibitor: Katja Novitskova.
Venue: Palazzo Malipiero (2nd floor), San Samuele, San Marco 3199
27. FINLAND (Pavilion Alvar Aalto)
The Aalto Natives
Commissioner: Raija Koli, Frame Contemporary Art Finland.
Curator: Xander Karskens.
Exhibitors: Erkka Nissinen and Nathaniel Mellors.
Commissioner: Institut français, with Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication.
Curators: Lionel Bovier and Christian Marclay.
Exhibitor: Xavier Veilhan.
Living Dog Among Dead Lions
Commissioner: Ana Riaboshenko, on behalf of the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia.
Curator: Julian Heynen.
Exhibitor: Vajiko Chachkhiani.
Anne Imhof / New production for the German Pavilion
Commissioner: ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) on behalf of the Federal Foreign Office.
Curator: Susanne Pfeffer.
Exhibitor: Anne Imhof.
31. GREAT BRITAIN
Commissioner: Emma Dexter.
Curators: Harriet Cooper, Delphine Allier.
Exhibitor: Phyllida Barlow.
Laboratory of Dilemmas
Commissioner: Katerina Koskina, Director of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST).
Curator: Orestis Andreadakis.
Exhibitor: George Drivas.
Commissioner: Ministry of Culture, Susan Mains. Curator: Omar Donia.
Exhibitors: Jason de Caires Taylor, Asher Mains, Milton Williams, Alexandre Murucci, Khaled Hafez, Rashid Al Kahlifa and Mahmoud Obaidi.
Venue: 417 Fondamenta Zattere, Dorsoduro
Commissioner: José Luis Chea Urruela, Ministro della Cultura del Guatemala.
Curator: Daniele Radini Tedeschi.
Exhibitors: Cesar Barrios, Lourdes de la Riva (Maria De Lourdes De La Riva Gutierrez), Arturo Monroy, Andrea Prandi, Erminio Tansini, Elsie Wunderlich, El círculo mágico.
Venue: Palazzo Albrizzi -Capello, Cannaregio 4118
Peace on Earth
Commissioner: Julia Fabényi.
Curator: Zsolt Petrányi.
Exhibitor: Gyula Várnai.
Out of Control in Venice
Commissioner: Eiríkur Thorláksson.
Curator: Stefanie Böttche.
Exhibitor: Egill Sæbjörnsson.
Venue: Spazio Punch, Giudecca 800/o
1001 Martian Homes
Commissioner: Agency for Creative Economy/Badan Ekonomi Kreatif (BEKRAF): Ricky Joseph Pesik, Melani W. Setiawan, Amalia P. Wirjono, Diaz Parzada, Enin Supriyanto.
Curator: Agung Hujatnikajennong.
Exhibitor: Tintin Wulia.
Commissioner: Ruya Foundation.
Curators: Tamara Chalabi and Paolo Colombo.
Exhibitors: Antiquities for the Iraq Museum, Francis Alys, Jewad Selim, Shakir Hassan al-Said, Sadik alFraiji, Sherko Abbas, Sakar Sleiman, Nadine Hattom, Luay Fadhil, Ali Arkady.
Venue: Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, 3rd floor, San Marco 2847
Tremble Tremble (Tremate Tremate)
Commissioner/Curator: Tessa Giblin, Director Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh.
Exhibitor: Jesse Jones.
Sun Stand Still
Commissioners: Michael (Miki) Gov, Arad Turgeman.
Curator: Tami Katz-Freiman.
Exhibitor: Gal Weinstein.
Commissioner: Federica Galloni, Direttore Generale Arte e Architettura Contemporanee e Periferie Urbane, Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo.
Curator: Cecilia Alemani.
Venue: Tese delle Vergini, Arsenale
42. IVORY COAST
Commissioner: Yacouba Konate.Curator: Massimo Scaringella.Exhibitor: Joachim Silue.
Turned Upside Down, It's a Forest
Commissioner: The Japan Foundation.
Curator: Meruro Washida. Exhibitor: Takahiro Iwasaki.
Commissioner: Darkhan Myngbay Director National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Commissioner: Kiprop Lagat. Curator: Jimmy Ogonga.
Exhibitors: Richard Kimathi, Arlene Wandera, Peterson Kamwathi, Paul Onditi & Ingrid Mwangi and Robert Hutter.
ARS LONGA, VITA BREVIS! / SINKING ISLANDS, UNSINKABLE ART
Commissioner: Ministry of Internal Affairs, Eera Teakai Baraniko. Curators: Pelea Tehumu, Nina Tepes. Exhibitors: Performance Group Kairaken Betio, Teroloang Borouea, Neneia Takoikoi, Tineta Timirau, TeetiAaloa, Kenneth Ioane, Kaumai Kaoma, Runita Rabwaa, Obeta Taia, Tiribo Kobaua, Tamuera Tebebe, Rairauea Rue, Teuea Kabunare, Tokintekai Ekentetake, Katanuti Francis, Mikaere Tebwebwe, Terita Itinikarawa Kaeua Kobaua, Raatu Tiuteke, Kaeriti Baanga, Ioanna Francis, Temarewe Banaan Aanamaria Toom, Einako Temewi, Nimei Itinikarawa, Teniteiti Mikaere, Aanibo Bwatanita, Arin Tikiraua. Visual Artist; Daniela Danica Tepes. Performance Group Ngaon Nareau; Teata Tetoki, Raakai Ianibata, Taorobwa Bakatokia, Tekaei Kaairo, Nabiri Kaaraiti, Abetena Itaaka, Bwobwaka Bwebwere.
Venue: European Cultural Centre, Palazzo Bembo, Riva del Carbon 4793–4785
47. KOREA (Republic of)
Counterbalance: The Stone and the Mountain
Commissioner: Arts Council Korea.
Curator: Daehyung Lee.
Exhibitors: Cody Choi, Lee Wan.
48. KOSOVO (Republic of)
LOST AND FOUND
Commissioner: Valon Ibraj.
Curator: Arta Agani.
Exhibitor: Sislej Xhafa.
What Can Go Wrong
Commissioner: Daiga Rudzate.
Curator: Inga Šteimane.
Exhibitor: Mikelis Fišers.
Commissioner: Nouhad Younes.
Curator: Emmanuel Daydé.
Exhibitor: Zad Moultaka.
Venue: Arsenale Nord
Commissioner: Kestutis Kuizinas, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius.
Curators: Ula Tornau, Asta Vaiciulyte, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius.
Exhibitor: Žilvinas Landzbergas.
Venue: Scuola San Pasquale at San Francesco della Vigna, Castello 2786
52. LUXEMBOURG (Grand Duchy of)
Thank you so much for the flowers
Commissioner: Ministère de la Culture.
Curator: Kevin Muhlen - director of Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain.
Exhibitor: Mike Bourscheid.
Venue: Ca’ del Duca 3052 Corte del Duca Sforza, San Marco
53. MACEDONIA (Former Yugoslav Republic of)
Commissioner: Nata Keckarovska.
Curator: Branislav Sarkanjac.
Exhibitor: Tome Adzievski.
HOMO MELITENSIS - An Incomplete Inventory in 19 Chapters
Commissioner: Arts Council Malta.
Curators: Raphael Vella and Bettina Hutschek.
Exhibitors: Adrian Abela, John Paul Azzopardi, Aaron Bezzina, Pia Borg, Gilbert Calleja, Austin Camilleri, Roxman Gatt, David Pisani, Karine Rougier, Joe Sacco, Teresa Sciberras, Darren Tanti and Maurice Tanti Burlo’ and artefacts from Heritage Malta’s National collection, Ghaqda tal-Pawlini, private collections and various archives.
The life in the folds
Commissioner: Gabriela Gil Verenzuela.
Curator: Pablo Leon de la Barra.
Exhibitor: Carlos Amorales.
Lost in Tngri (Lost in Heaven)
Commissioner: Munkh-Orgil Tsend, Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Curator: Dalkh-Ochir Yondonjunai.
Exhibitors: Chimeddorj Shagdarjav, Enkhtaivan Ochirbat, Munkhbolor Ganbold, Bolortuvshin Jargalsaikhan, Davaajargal Tsaschikher.
Venue: Osservatorio, Riva Sette Martiri
COVJEK UOMO HUMAN
Commissioner: Nenad Šoškic, Contemporary Art Center of Montengro.
Curator: Žana Filipovic.
Exhibitor: Ivana Radovanovic and Adin Rastoder.
Venue: Palazzo Malipiero (1st floor), San Marco 3078-3079/A, Ramo Malipiero
58. NETHERLANDS (The)
Commissioner: Mondriaan Fund.
Curator: Lucy Cotte.
Exhibitor: Wendelien Van Oldenborgh.
Commissioner: Godwin Obaseki.
Curator: Adenrele Sonariwo.
Exhibitor: Peju Alatise, Victor Ehikhaemnor, Quddus Onikeku, Wana Udobang
Venue: Via Garibaldi 1814 Art Space
60. NEW ZEALAND
Lisa Reihana: Emissaries
Commissioner: Alastair Carruthers.
Curator: Rhana Devenport.
Exhibitor: Lisa Reihana.
61. NORDIC COUNTRIES (FINLAND - NORWAY - SWEDEN)
Commissioner: Ann-Sofi Noring, Moderna Museet.
Curator: Mats Stjernstedt.
Exhibitors: Siri Auerdal, Nina Canell, Charlotte Johannesson, Jumana Manna, Pasi “Sleeping” Myllimäki and Mika Taanila.
Land of Tomorrow
Commissioner: Armando Andrade de Lucio.
Curator: Rodrigo Quijano.
Exhibitor: Juan Javier Salazar.
The Spectre of Comparison
Commissioner: Virgilio S. Almario Chairman, National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).
Curator: Joselina Cruz.
Exhibitors: Lani Maestro and Manuel Ocampo.
Commissioner: Hanna Wroblewska.
Curator: Barbara Piwowarska.
Exhibitor: Sharon Lockhart.
Medida Incerta | Uncertain Mesure
Commissioner: Paula Varanda, Direzione Generale delle Arti.
Curator: João Pinharanda.
Exhibitor: José Pedro Croft.
GETA BRATESCU - APPARITIONS
Commissioner: Attila Kim.
Curator: Magda Radu.
Exhibitor: Geta Bratescu.
Venue: Giardini and New Gallery of the Romanian Institute for Culture and Humanistic Research (Campo Santa Fosca, Palazzo Correr, Cannaregio 2214)
Commissioner/Curator: Semyon Mikhailovsky.
Exhibitors: Grisha Bruskin, Recycle Group, Sasha Pirogova.
68. SAN MARINO (Republic of)
Commissioner: Paolo Rondelli, Direttore Istituti Culturali della Repubblica di San Marino.
Curator: Vincenzo Sanfo
ENCLAVIA - Painting, consequence of this kind of life
Commissioner: Slobodan Nakarada.
Curator: Nikola Šuica.
Exhibitors: Vladislav Šcepanovic,
Milena Dragicevic, Dragan Zdravkovic.
70. SEYCHELLES (Republic of)
Commissioner: Benjamin Rose, Principal Secretary for Culture.
Curator: Martin Kennedy.
Dapunta Hyang: Transmission of Knowledge
Commissioner: Paul Tan, Covering CEO, National Arts Council Singapore. Exhibitor: Zai Kuning.
72. SLOVENIA (Republic of)
Commissioner: Zdenka Badovinac, Modern Gallery.
Curator: Andreja Hribernik.
Exhibitor: Nika Autor.
“Ciudad de bolsillo” (“Pocket city”)
Commissioner: AECID, Ministero Affari Esteri.
Curator: Manuel Segade.
Exhibitor: Jordi Colomer.
74. SOUTH AFRICA (Republic of)
Candice Breitz and Mohau Modisakeng
Commissioner: Titi Nxumalo, Console Generale.
Curators: Lucy MacGarry and Musha Neluheni.
Exhibitors: Candice Breitz and Mohau Modisakeng.
Women of Venice
Commissioners: Sandi Paucic and Marianne Burki, Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.
Curator: Philipp Kaiser. Exhibitors: Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler and Carol Bove.
76. SYRIAN ARAB (Republic)
Everybody Admires Palmyra’s Greatness
Commissioner/Curator: Emad Kashout.
Venue: Isola di San Servolo
Krung Thep Bangkok
Commissioner: Vimolluck Chuchat, Director - General of Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, Ministry of Culture.
Curator: Numthong Sae Tang.
Exhibitor: Somboon Hormtientong.
Venue: Galleria Bar Paradiso 1260, Castello
Commissioner: Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV).
Exhibitor: Cevdet Erek.
Commissioner: Taukelina Finikaso, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade, Tourism, Environment and Labour.
Exhibitor: Vincent J.F. Huang.
Commissioner: Svitlana Fomenko, First Deputy Minister of Culture.
Curators: Peter Doroshenko, Lilia Kudelia.
Exhibitor: Boris Mikhailov.
Venue: Studio Cannaregio, Cannaregio 1345/D
81. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Rock, Paper, Scissors: Positions in Play
Commissioner: The Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation.
Curator: Hammad Nasar.
Exhibitors: Nujoom Alghanem, Sara Al Haddad, Vikram Divecha, Lantian Xie, Mohamed Yousif.
82. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Tomorrow is Another Day
Commissioners: Christopher Bedford, Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director, The Baltimore Museum of Art, and Adjunct Professor of the Practice in Fine Arts, Brandeis University.
Curators: Christopher Bedford and Katy Siegel, Senior Programming and Research Curator, The Baltimore Museum of Art.
Exhibitor: Mark Bradford.
The law of the funnel
Commissioner: Alejandro Denes.
Curator: Gabriel Peluffo Linari.
Exhibitor: Mario Sagradini.
84. VENEZUELA (Bolivarian Republic of)
Formas escapándose del marco
Commissario: Luis Carlos Calzadilla Pérez, Curatore: Morella Jurado Capecchi.
Espositore: Juan Alberto Calzadilla Álvarez. Sede: Giardini
The Great Unraveling / La grande rivelazione / El gran desenredo
Commissioner/Curator: Rosa Jijón.