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British Triumph in This Year’s Venice Biennale Golden Lion Award

The Jury of the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia has revealed that the Golden Lion Award has gone to Great Britain for Feeling Her Way, a multimedia installation depicting a chorus of black female voices divided by tessellating wallpaper and golden 3D geometric structures. The piece focuses on the vocal performances of five black female musicians: Errollyn Walle, Jacqui Dankworth, Poppy Ajudha, Sofia Jernberg, and Tanita Tikaram. When explaining the installation, the...

Venice Biennale Golden Lion Award Goes to Lithuania for Climate Change Opera

The Jury of the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia has announced that the Golden Lion Award has gone to Lithuania for Sun & Sea (Marina), a performance piece about global warming in which operatic singers lie on an artificial beach. Lina Lapelyte, Vaiva Grainyte and Rugile Barzdziukaite created the piece, which debuted at Vilnius’s National Gallery of Arts in 2017 in Lithuanian and was adapted into English for the Biennale. Other...

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