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Jain Syriac Babu

Jain Syriac Babu is a Kerala-born, Italy-based theatre artist and art enthusiast.

Brazilian Modernist Masters at Venice Biennale 2024

The Venice Biennale 2024 celebrates the profound impact of three Brazilian modernist masters: Tarsila do Amaral, Anita Malfatti, and Eliseu Visconti. This showcases their transformative contributions to the art world. Through their unique vision and groundbreaking techniques, each artist has significantly influenced the trajectory of Brazilian modernism and left an indelible mark on global art. […]

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Brazilian Mastery: Painting, Print, and Structure at Venice Biennale

The Venice Biennale 2024 showcased the profound talents of three Brazilian masters whose works significantly shaped the artistic landscape of their adopted country. This brought together the distinct yet interconnected legacies of Fulvio Pennacchi, Lina Bo Bardi, and Maria Bonomi. Through their unique mediums and visionary approaches, each artist contributed to the rich tapestry of

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Masters of Geometric Abstraction: Brazilian Art Shines at the Venice Biennale 2024

The Venice Biennale 2024 showcases a remarkable confluence of artistic innovation and cultural heritage through the works of four pioneering Brazilian artists: Rubem Valentim, Waldemar Cordeiro, Judith Lauand, and Alfredo Volpi. These artists have significantly contributed to geometric abstraction, emphasising form, colour, and structure over representational content. Their unique approaches reflect their creativity and the

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Brazilian Artists Illuminate Afro-Atlantic Histories at Venice Biennale

The Venice Biennale, renowned for showcasing the pinnacle of contemporary art, has been enriched this year by the powerful presence of three exceptional Brazilian artists: Emiliano Di Cavalcanti, Dalton Paula, and Yêdamaria. Each artist brings a unique perspective to the theme of Afro-Atlantic histories, weaving together cultural narratives that celebrate resilience, identity, and the complexities

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Egyptian Artists at Venice Biennale 2024

The Venice Biennale, a prestigious international art exhibition, showcases the works of nine remarkable Egyptian artists in 2024. This year’s selection highlights a diverse range of artistic styles and themes, reflecting the richness of Egyptian art history. These artists offer a compelling window into Egyptian culture and society, from social commentary to ancient traditions and

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Venice Biennale 2024: Artists Representing the U.S. Who Express Native American History and Colonial Exploitation

The Venice Biennale 2024 stands as a beacon for artistic innovation and cultural dialogue, showcasing groundbreaking works from around the globe. This year, the U.S. pavilion features an extraordinary collection of artists whose works poignantly address themes of Native American history and colonial exploitation.  This special presentation brings together the powerful and evocative creations of

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LGBTQ+ Artists of US Take Center Stage at Venice Biennale 2024

One of the most prominent cultural gatherings worldwide, the Venice Biennale, has long served as a platform for innovative art and various viewpoints. By emphasising the diversity and depth of American LGBTQ+ artists’ contributions to modern art, the Biennale is making a significant statement in 2024 by concentrating on them. The current exhibition highlights the

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Venice Biennale 24: ‘Foreigners Everywhere’, Engraved by U.S. Artists of the 20th Century

As the world gathers in Venice for the 2024 Biennale, the U.S. Pavilion is a lighthouse for innovation and cross-cultural exchange. This year, the Pavilion becomes more than just an exhibition—a vibrant place where identity, innovation, and the arts unite. The United States has the perfect opportunity to present its artistic development and cultural narratives

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History Made: Jeffrey Gibson, First Indigenous Artist to Represent the US at Venice Biennale 2024

In a meaningful collaboration between the Portland Art Museum, SITE Santa Fe, and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, a remarkable artist stepped into the spotlight as the ambassador for the United States at the 60th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia: Jeffrey Gibson.   Renowned for his multifaceted

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Must Visit Pavilions at the Venice Biennale 2024

Under the curatorship of Adriano Pedrosa, the theme “Foreigners Everywhere” casts a wide net, drawing in stories of nationalism, displacement, and colonialism. It’s a theme that dances on the edges of history, inviting reflection and dialogue.  As you stroll through the pavilions, each one tells a story. In the Dutch Pavilion, the echoes of colonial

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