Around the World with Art in 2015

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On March 5-8 the Armory Show international contemporary and modern art fair will be held in New York, parallel to a retrospective exhibition on singer-artist Bjork at the MoMA (March 7). The latter will showcase two decades of “biophilia,” beginning with the first album she issued in 1993. The exhibition will also include her collaborations with video directors, photographers, fashion designers, and other artists (until June 7​)​.

“Conflict, Time, Photography,” which examines 100 years of the relationship between photography and war and is timed to coincide with the centenary of World War I, will open November 26 at London’s Tate Modern (open through March 15).

The main event of the coming year will, of course, be the Venice Biennale’s 56th International Art Exhibition, to be held May 9, 2015, until November 22, 2015. It will be curated by Nigeria-born Okwui Enwezor, the director of Munich’s Haus der Kunst art museum.

“Burning Down the House,” South Korea’s 10th Gwangju Biennale, is set to explore “the process of burning and transformation, a cycle of obliteration and renewal witnessed throughout history.” Asia’s biggest biennale will be curated by Jessica Morgan, a curator at the Tate Modern, and will include exhibits by 105 artists from 39 countries, including 35 new projects. It will be open September 5 through November 9. Participating artists include Akram Zaatari from Lebanon, Carsten Holler from Belgium, Yves Klein from France, Ulrike Ottinger from Germany, Yoshua Okon from Mexico, Tomoko Yoneda from Japan and Urs Fischer from Switzerland.

‘Shalom from Brazil’ will take place September 2 through December 7, appears to be the only large international exhibition in the coming year to which Israel artists were invited. The exhibition’s theme is things that don’t exist, a premise the curators see as a poetic call to the promise of art, and a discussion of the abilities and limitations of art to influence and reflect life, power and faith. On the agenda is how to talk about things that don’t exist, as well as how to live with them, use them, struggle against them and learn from them. Participating artists include Israelis Yael Bartana and Yochai Avrahami, as well as Ruanne Abou-Rahme and Basel Abbas, Asger Jorn and Wilhelm Sasnal.

Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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