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Lauren Baker In Biennial Exhibition In Venice

Consciousness Awakening, part of the Nature Is Watching series by Lauren Baker, will be exhibited in the renowned Marinaressa Gardens, at Personal Structures exhibition with the European Culture Centre, during Venice Biennale 2024. Inspired by the folkloric reverence of the silver birch and aspen, known as “The Watchful Tree” within medieval literature and myths, Lauren Baker’s Consciousness Awakening encapsulates the essence of nature’s vigilance and the interconnectedness of all living things. Within these ancient tales, the...

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...

Wallace Chan Sculptural Exhibition to Launch During 59th Venice Biennale

From 20th April – 23rd October 2022, Chinese multidisciplinary artist Wallace Chan, who has pioneered the use of titanium for large-scale sculptures, will present his sculpture exhibition TOTEM at the Fondaco Marcello in Venice, launching during the opening week of the 59th Venice Biennale. TOTEM, which refers to an esteemed ancestral spirit, interconnects the philosophical aspects of Wallace Chan’s Buddhist faith, including his reverence for the natural world and the innate qualities of the materials...

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