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Venice Biennale 2015' new Director: Okwui Enwezor!!!

The news arrived from Venice only few days ago, the 4th of December: the board of Directors appointed Okwui Enwezor as the new Director of the Visual Arts Sector for the 56th Venice Biennale 2015. Congratulations to the Nigerian-born Curator!!!
The Biennale will take place in Venice (Giardini and Arsenale) from the 9th of May to the 22nd of November 2015. Okwui Enwezor (Nigeria, 1963) is a curator, art critic, editor and writer, since 2011 he has been the Director of the Haus der Kunst in Munich.
He was Artistic Director of the 2nd Johannesburg Biennale in South Africa (1996-1998), of documenta 11 in Kassel, Germany (1998-2002), the Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla in Spain (2005-2007), the 7th Gwangju Biennale in South Korea (2008) and the Triennal d’Art Contemporain of Paris at the Palais de Tokyo (2012).

Enwezor’s wide-ranging practice spans the world of international exhibitions, museums, academia, and publishing. He is interested in African, European, Asiatic…

...and the winner is Laure Prouvost!!

I am delighted to share this amazing news: Laure Prouvost, French artist based in London, just won the 2013 Turner Prize.
The announcement arrived from Derry-Londonderry (Northern Irland).
As I posted before in this blog, the shortlisted artists were: Laure Prouvost, Tino Sehgal, David Shringley and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.
Prouvost' installation entitled Wantee is inspired by the artist Kurt Schwitters. 
It is a story that mixes fiction and reality telling about a grandfather who was a conceptual artist friend with Schwitters. 
The film is shown in a room arranged as for a tea party. In fact the title refers to Schwitters's girlfriend who was used to offering tea to visitors by asking "Want tea?".

Judges said about her work: "Using film in a completely contemporary way, she takes viewers to an inner world, while making reference to the streaming of images in a post-internet age."