Block Universe, London’s Performance Art Festival: An Interview with Director Louise O’Kelly


On the occasion of the opening of Block Universe, I interviewed curator Louise O’Kelly to learn more about London’s leading international performance art festival. The festival runs for 10 days, starting on the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend – 26 May to 3 June 2018. Carla Ingrasciotta: How was Block Universe born and what motivated you to start a performance art festival? Louise O’Kelly: Block Universe was born out of a desire to support artists working with performance and to create a platform to promote this medium. There remain many misconceptions about ‘performance art’ in the public mind, and I was keen to champion what I saw as a new generation of artists working at the... Read More
Louise O’Kelly. Photo: © Louise Greidinger
Architects Turki Gazzaz and Abdulrahman Gazzaz, Founders of Bricklab

Saudi Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia: an Interview with the Architects


As Saudi Arabia experiences unprecedented social change, garnering major international media attention, it also makes its first participation in the International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia. Here, curators Jawaher Al-Sudairy and... Read More
Magnus Renfew, Fair Director. Courtesy of Taipei Dangdai.

“Acting Regional to Get International”: an Interview with Magnus Renfrew on Taipei Dangdai


A new international art fair, Taipei Dangdai will open in Taipei in January 2019. The inaugural edition of the fair will bring together 80 exhibitors from Asia as well as strong selection of leading galleries from outside the region that have shown a... Read More

The Awards of the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale


On Saturday May 26th the international jury of the 16th Architecture Biennale has announced the awards at Ca’ Giustinian. The Golden Lion for Best National Participation is awarded to the Swiss Pavilion, titled “Svizzera 240: House Tour”... Read More
Philippe Starck © James Bort

“Become a Desiarchitect, Like a Good Smoothie”. An Interview with Philippe Starck


On the occasion of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018, I interviewed renowned designer Philippe Starck to learn more about his vision and to investigate on the projects he undertook in Venice. Born in 1949 in Paris, France, Philippe Starck studied... Read More

Featured Exhibitions

The not-to-be-missed shows in Venice

Machines à Penser

Fondazione Prada, Venice
26/05 - 25/11 2018

The project at Ca’ Corner della Regina explores the correlation between the conditions of exile, escape and withdrawal and the physical or mental places that favor reflection, thought and intellectual production. “Machines à penser” focuses on three fundamental figures of the philosophy of the 20th century: Theodor Adorno (1903-1969), Martin Heidegger (1889 – 1976) and Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951). ... Read More
Courtesy of Fondazione Prada
Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 2016. Courtesy of Palazzo Grassi

Albert Oehlen: Cows by the water

Palazzo Grassi
08/04 - 31/10 2018

The show by the German artist Albert Oehlen (1954, Krefeld, Germany) is curated by Caroline Bougeois. The exhibition lays out a path dedicated to Albert Oehlen’s production through a selection of approximately 85 works, including some lesser-known ones,... Read More
Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU, Department of Marine Technology, Trondheim, Norway © Armin Linke, 2016

Armin Linke: “Prospecting Ocean”

Istituto di Scienze Marine (CNR-ISMAR)
23/05 - 30/09 2018

Coinciding with the launch of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, TBA21–Academy in collaboration with CNR-ISMAR (Istituto di Scienze Marine , Riva dei Sette Martiri 1364) presents an investigative exhibition... Read More
Fulvio Roiter, Sulla strada Gela - Niscemi, Sicilia 1953 © Fondazione Fulvio Roiter

Fulvio Roiter: Photographs 1948 – 2007

Casa dei Tre Oci
16/03 - 26/08 2018

Casa dei Tre Oci presents the first retrospective dedicated to Fulvio Roiter after his death in April, 2016. The exhibition features 200 photographs, mostly vintage, which tell the entire artistic story of the Venetian photographer. It retraces the entire... Read More
Ian Cheng, Emissary Forks at Perfection, 2015

Ian Cheng: Emissary Forks at Perfection. Selected Works from the Collection

Espace Louis Vuitton Venice
24/05 - 25/11 2018

For his solo show at the Espace Louis Vuitton the artist presents his seminal work, “Emissary Forks at Perfection“, 2015-2016, showcasing a post-human world controlled by a form of artificial intelligence and a virtual and architectural act. Creator... Read More


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