The image of a migrant child signalling for help has appeared on a crumbling wall in Venice, site of the famed Biennale art exhibition, apparently the latest work by Banksy. The mysterious British artist was not invited to this year’s Venice Biennale.
This fishing vessel, known as the Death Ship, sank in the dark on April 18, 2015 killing as many as 900 migrants trapped in its hull. It is being installed in Venice’s former shipyards as the centerpiece of a project by Swiss-Icelandic artist Christoph Buechel, for the […]
Lorenzo Quinn’s new installation for the Venice Biennale is called Support. The renowned Italian sculptor created two large hands emerging from the Grand Canal to protect and support the historic building of the Ca’ Sagredo Hotel. The hands symbolize tools that can both destroy the world, but also have the […]
Geoffrey Farmer (b: 1967) has become an international art sensation in the years since he first attended an art class with his sister at age 21. He creates hybrid arrays of sculpture, collage, video, film and performance. He will represent Canada at the 2017 Venice Biennale.
The National Gallery of Canada is offering this celebratory limited edition print by BGL, the Quebec City art collective chosen to represent Canada at the Venice Biennale, May 9 to Nov. 22, 2015.
Unexpected visuals abound at the Venice Biennale, an international showcase of modern art held on odd numbered years in this ancient maritime city. The 2013 show (just opened to Nov. 24) includes this sculpture by British artist Marc Quinn, on San Giorgio Maggiore island (AFP / Gabriel Bouys). […]