“there Biennale Arti It already presents itself with a great global version: Venice Italy is at the center of the world’s attention. It is a superb copy, with great participation, and a great quality of artists, and it really proves that Italy, when invested in internationalization or in contemporary art or in contemporary architecture, is a point of reference not only for its glorious past. Also for its very strong present.” The Minister of Culture said today, Dario Franceschinispeaking to reporters in Venice on the sidelines of a handover ceremony black gold from Biennale Arti In Ca Justinian. Four days after the opening, in the presence of more than 20 thousand visitors, including journalists and professionals, today the doors of the 59th session of the international art fair entitled “Milk of Dreams”, edited Cecilia Al Yamani.
Franceschini at the Biennale: From Ukraine with other Ministers of Culture
Thousands of visitors have already registered since the early hours. “Italy – recalls the Minister – is present with a very beautiful pavilion, with only one artist, Gian Maria Tosatti: it is a brave choice but I am sure it will be a great success.” Franceschini also highlighted his department’s commitment to supporting contemporary art. “In recent years – we have identified – we have made up for the delays there has been a culprit, imagining that our task was only to protect what generations before us had left us. In the Ministry we have established a direction of ‘Contemporary Creativity’, we have invested in Biennale, Triennale, Quartet, Maxxi, in a variety of Initiatives that prove that Italy has great professors and young talents.”
With a heart in Ukraine, against the “horror of war”, standing up for women in every part of the world and for freedom of thought with the only “weapons of culture”: German artist Katharina Fritsch and Chilean artist Cecilia Vicuña were awarded the Golden Lions for Lifetime Achievement with their moving words to give meaning to the award ceremony For the 59th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.
The Golden Lions Awards Ceremony at the Biennial saw the African-American artist winning Simon Lee And for Best National Participation, and Great Britain with the “Feeling Her Way” pavilion in Giardini. The British Pavilion, curated by Emma Ridgway, displays the work of Sonia Boyce. In the latter case, the award was taken by the British Afro-Caribbean artist. Africa victory. Nothing for Italy. The international jury, chaired by the Italian Lorenzo Giusti, also awarded two special mentions of the national entries that went to France, “Dreams have no titles” with Zineb Sedira Gallery, curators Yasmina Reggad, Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath; and Uganda, “Radiance: Dreaming in Time”, patriotic at its first participation in the Venice Exhibition, curated by Sahin Merali, with works by artists Acaye Kerunen and Collin Sekajugo. In The Motivation for The Golden Lion of Great Britain, the jury emphasized how Sonia Boyce suggests “a further reading of the stories through sound. Together with other black women, she discovers many unheard stories. Boyce proposes highly contemporary language in the fragmented forms that the viewer reconstructs through sound.” His experience in the ward.”
Lebanese Ali Sherri won the Silver Lion for Best Young Artist at the art fair for his “novels that separate themselves from the logic of progress and reason”. “When receiving the award, I think of the workers in North Sudan who helped me,” the artist said. The judging panel consisted of Adrienne Edwards (Chairman and Curator Engell Speyer and Curatorial Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art), Lorenzo Giusti (Director of GAMeC of Bergamo), Julieta González (Artistic Director of Inhotim Institute in Brazil), Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung (Free Curator). , writer, biotechnologist and artistic director of the Savvy Contemporary in Berlin) and Susanne Pfeffer (director of the Mmk für moderne kunst in Frankfurt and formerly Fredericianum).
Professional awards, already announced, went to German Katharina Fritsch (here she presented the inaugural statue, Elephant, a replica of a mummified elephant) and to Cecilia Vicuña of Chile, who lives in New York, who is also a translator of Southern American poetry. Remember his mother at the award ceremony).
Special mentions to two women: inuk Shuvinai Ashona for her criticism of colonialism and Lynne Hirschman Leeson for her cyborg work.