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Media Partnerships - Venice Biennale 2011

Nafas Art Magazine is media partner of several exhibitions and pavilions at the 54th Venice Biennale.
Jun 2011

This year for the first time Nafas Art Magazine, alongside Universes in Universe, directly cooperates as media partner with several exhibitions and pavilions at the Venice Biennale. Most of the artists participating in these shows already appear in Nafas in previous contributions about group exhibitions or in monographic articles. In the next months, more participants of these exhibitions will be presented with special features.

Nafas is media partner of the following exhibitions and pavilions of the 54th Venice Biennale:

Egypt: Ahmed Basiony

Egypt's national Pavillon in the Giardini, which used to be reserved mainly for artists / functionaries of the Ministry of Culture and their circle, honores this year the work of one of the protagonists of the revolutionary movement and of a new artist's generation. Ahmed Basiony, who was killed at the end of January 2011 on Tahrir Square, was a pioneer in creating experimental sound art works and interactive multimedia installations.

Already in March 2011, Nafas published this feature:

Ahmed Basiony
At the frontline of the arts and revolution. Projects, teaching, last days. In Memoriam. By Shady El Noshokaty. With lots of photos.
The Future of a Promise

Pan-Arab exhibition of contemporary art, at the Magazzini del Sale on Fondamenta delle Zattere. Curator: Lina Lazaar; Organization, Production: Edge of Arabia.

22 artists: Ziad Abillama, Jananne Al-Ani, Manal Al-Dowayan, Ahmed Alsoudani, Ziad Antar, Kader Attia, Ayman Baalbaki, Lara Baladi, Fayçal Baghriche, Yto Barrada, Taysir Batniji, Abdelkader Benchamma, Mounir Fatmi, Abdulnasser Gharem, Raafat Ishak, Emily Jacir, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Yazan Khalili, Ahmed Mater, Driss Ouadahi, Ayman Yossri Daydban

Related articles in Nafas, among others:

Edge of Arabia: Terminal, 2011
Art from Saudi Arabia, curated in Dubai by Bashar Al Shroogi, as a real-life airport experience.
Edge of Arabia in Venice 2009
Art from Saudi Arabia. Curator: Stephen Stapleton; co-curators: Ahmed Mater, Abdulnasser Gharem. Collateral exhibition, 53rd Venice Biennale 2009.
Kader Attia
The Small Dome of the Rock. Poetry and reflection in a contemplative space. By Laurie Ann Farrell, March 2010
Lara Baladi
Rituals of Hope. Recent works in Egypt's current context. By Gerhard Haupt & Pat Binder, Feb. 2011
Yto Barrada
The artist's activist approach between historical reality and ecological projection. By Abdellah Karroum, Feb. 2010
500 meters of silence
Essay about the installation by Mounir Fatmi (Morocco), shown in the exhibition "Nafas". By Evelyne Toussaint, May 2006
Abdulnasser Gharem
Performances and installations in Saudi Arabia with social, ecological and political concerns. By Henry Hemming, Nov. 2008
Golden Lyon for Emily Jacir
The Palestinian artist received one of the main awards of the 52nd Venice Biennial. Oct. 2007
Emily Jacir: Where we come from
Wishes from Palestinians in exile are realized by the artist in their homeland. By Gerhard Haupt & Pat Binder, Oct. 2003
Ahmed Mater
A key figure in the emerging experimental art scene in Saudi Arabia. By Henry Hemming, Nov. 2008
Working for Change

Project for the Moroccan Pavilion. Curator: Abdellah Karroum. Spazio Punch - Ex Birrerie, Giudecca Island, and different places in Morocco.

Participants: Sofia Aguiar, Doa Aly, Ismail Bahri, Gabriella Ciancimino, Tomas Colaço, Ninar Esber, Seamus Farrell, Mounir Fatmi, Alevtina Kakhidze, Catherine Poncin, Karim Rafi, Younès Rahmoun, Batoul S’himi.

Related articles in Nafas, among others:

Morocco - Country Archive
Articles on the arts of Morocco in Nafas Art Magazine, incl. exhibitions, artists, galleries, institutions, etc.
L'appartement 22
Interview with Abdellah Karroum about his independent art space in Rabat. By Pat Binder & Gerhard Haupt, Nov. 2005
Sentences on the banks and other activities
Exhibition 2010/2011 in Amman, Jordan. Curatorial text by Abdellah Karroum and photo tour.
AiM Biennale Marrakech
Review of the visual arts exhibition, curated by Abdellah Karroum. With an extensive photo tour. By Zineb El Rhazoui, Dec. 2009
Younès Rahmoun: Wahid
Performance and video by the Moroccan artist in the context of his development and current work. By Abdellah Karroum, Jan. 2006
Central Asia

Curators: Boris Chukhovich, Georgy Mamedov, Oksana Shatalova. Palazzo Malipiero.

Artists from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan: Natalia Andrianova, Said Atabekov, Artyom Ernst, Galim Madanov & Zauresh Terekbay, Yerbossyn Meldibekov, Alexander Nikolaev, Marat Raiymkulov, Aleksey Rumyantsev & Alla Rumyantseva, Adis Seitaliev

Contributions in Nafas include:

Central Asia - Country Archive
All articles about the arts of Central Asian countries in the Nafas Art Magazine.
East of Nowhere
32 artists and groups from post-Soviet Central Asia at the Fondazione 107, Turin, Italy. July 2009
Kyrgyzstan 2010
Art from Kyrgyzstan, including some artists from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Germany. By Birgit Hussfeld, Sept. 2010
In the Shadow of "Heroes"
2nd International Exhibition of Contemporary Art in Bishkek Kyrgyzstan. November 2005
Red Star - Blue Dome
Art and architecture in Central Asia, ifa-Galerie, Berlin. Photo Tour through the exhibition by Gerhard Haupt & Pat Binder, March 2004
Yerbossyn Meldibekov
The polemic artworks of the Kazakh artist. By Valeria Ibraeva, March 2007
Special Features in UiU
Extensive presentations with photo tours in the Special of Universes in Universe about the 54th Venice Biennale.
- Egypt

- The Future of a Promise

- Working for Change

- Central Asia


Venice Biennale 2011
54th International
Art Exhibition

4 June - 27 Nov. 2011

Artistic director:
Bice Curiger

Nafas Art Magazine is media partner of
The Future of a Promise
Working for Change
Central Asia

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