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Artists get with the band in Venice

 

An essential and iconoclastic event at the Venice Biennale, The Venetian Blinds invites rock groups founded by artists to perform on stage from 7 to 9 May.

Sponsored by the Palazzo Grassi, the Consortium in Dijon and Silencio in Paris, “The Venetian Blinds. Artist-run Bands” is taking place at the 56th edition of the Venice Biennale from 7 to 9 May. 

 

This festival is the first ever entirely dedicated to rock groups founded by contemporary artists. The concerts will take place in the majestic Teatrino, which reopened two years ago after being completely reconfigured by Japanese architect Tadao Ando.

I Apologize,Jean-Luc Verna's band.

On Saturday 9 May, at 10.30 pm, Martin Creed (the 2001 Turner Prize winner) and his band will share their alternative-rock sound with a Venetian audience. The group’s most recent album, Love To You, produced by Johnny Marr and Nick McCarthy of Franz Ferdinand, was released in 2012.

“I was born in the 1960s,” declares Verna, “so I’m 25 years old. It’s the perfect moment for slipping into a pair of high heels and shouting your head off and having a little croon.”​

 

 

 

 

On Thursday 7 May, at 10.30 pm, the group led by Canadian photographer and video artist Rodney Graham will play their psychedelic folk-rock set. “Graham has always kept the question open: am I a musician trapped in an artist’s mind or an artist trapped in a musician’s body?”, says Kim Gordon, the singer and bassist of Sonic Youth.

On Saturday 9 May at 9.30 pm, I Apologize, a group formed by Jean-Luc Verna, Gautier Tassart and Julien Tiberi, will reprise the songs and attitudes of their idols Siouxsie and the Banshees, T. Rex and Janis Joplin. “I was born in the 1960s,” declares Verna, “so I’m 25 years old. It’s the perfect moment for slipping into a pair of high heels and shouting your head off and having a little croon.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Venetian Blinds, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, from 7 to 9 May. To see the entire programme with Emily Sundblad & Matt Sweenery, The Rodney Graham Band, The Cornichons, Bob Carol Ted, I Apologize and Martin Creed and his band, visit www.thevenetianblinds.com/en/lineup

Maurizio Cattelan gets into copy (in art) with Gucci
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Maurizio Cattelan gets into copy (in art) with Gucci

Art Ever more committed to supporting contemporary art, Gucci and its creative director Alessandro Michele have invited artist Maurizio Cattelan to curate a thought-provoking Shanghai show about copies. Ever more committed to supporting contemporary art, Gucci and its creative director Alessandro Michele have invited artist Maurizio Cattelan to curate a thought-provoking Shanghai show about copies.

FIAC 2018 : Katharina Grosse's bonfire of colour at the Grand Palais
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FIAC 2018 : Katharina Grosse's bonfire of colour at the Grand Palais

Art Katharina grosse transforms the world with her spray gun. Born in 1961, the german artist has splattered many a prestigious museum with her violent colours, as well as her own bedroom and even a house. She’s now been invited by the villa médicis in rome, home to the french academy, which she’s transformed into an explosive landscape made up of trunks of a pine tree planted over a century ago by ingres. Katharina grosse transforms the world with her spray gun. Born in 1961, the german artist has splattered many a prestigious museum with her violent colours, as well as her own bedroom and even a house. She’s now been invited by the villa médicis in rome, home to the french academy, which she’s transformed into an explosive landscape made up of trunks of a pine tree planted over a century ago by ingres.

Elmgreen & Dragset storm Place Vendôme: "Will humanity disappear to give way to nature?"
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Elmgreen & Dragset storm Place Vendôme: "Will humanity disappear to give way to nature?"

Art Star fish have invaded the place vendôme! Who is responsible? Why elmgreen & dragset of course! Numéro art met up with the explosive duo, who are guests of honour at paris’s art fair fiac this autumn. Star fish have invaded the place vendôme! Who is responsible? Why elmgreen & dragset of course! Numéro art met up with the explosive duo, who are guests of honour at paris’s art fair fiac this autumn.

Numéro art reveals new cover starring artists Elmgreen & Dragset
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Numéro art reveals new cover starring artists Elmgreen & Dragset

Art Discover Elmgreen & Dragset shot by Miles Aldridge for the cover of Numero art #3, out October 12th. Elmgreen & Dragset are taking over the place Vendôme during the FIAC and will be celebrated at Galerie Perrotin in Paris. Plus, do not miss their current show at Whitechapel Gallery in London.  Discover Elmgreen & Dragset shot by Miles Aldridge for the cover of Numero art #3, out October 12th. Elmgreen & Dragset are taking over the place Vendôme during the FIAC and will be celebrated at Galerie Perrotin in Paris. Plus, do not miss their current show at Whitechapel Gallery in London. 

Frieze London 2018 pays tribute to female artists with “Social Work”
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Frieze London 2018 pays tribute to female artists with “Social Work”

Art During Frieze London, from 3 october to 7, a group of ten female critics and curators pays tribute to women artists whose work during the 1980s created broader support structures for those around them under the title Social Work. Curators Lydia Yee, Fatoş Üstek and Melanie Keen discuss three of the artists featured in Social Work, and suggest why it is important to re-assess their legacy three decades later. During Frieze London, from 3 october to 7, a group of ten female critics and curators pays tribute to women artists whose work during the 1980s created broader support structures for those around them under the title Social Work. Curators Lydia Yee, Fatoş Üstek and Melanie Keen discuss three of the artists featured in Social Work, and suggest why it is important to re-assess their legacy three decades later.

An encounter with Christian Marclay, at the Celine runway show and at the Tate Modern
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An encounter with Christian Marclay, at the Celine runway show and at the Tate Modern

Art In his first show for the house of Celine, Hedi Slimane paid a very marked tribute to the Swiss-American artist Christian Marclay by revisiting and transposing some of his works within the collection (prints on bags and clutches, embroidery on couture dresses, kimonos…) At the same time, Christian Marclay was taking hold of the Tate Modern with his major pieceThe Clock, shown for the first time in London in 2010, before winning the Golden Lion award at the Venice Biennale the following year. The 24-hour video installation is composed of thousands of films clips edited together to tell the actual time. The result is as captivating as it is poetic.   In his first show for the house of Celine, Hedi Slimane paid a very marked tribute to the Swiss-American artist Christian Marclay by revisiting and transposing some of his works within the collection (prints on bags and clutches, embroidery on couture dresses, kimonos…) At the same time, Christian Marclay was taking hold of the Tate Modern with his major pieceThe Clock, shown for the first time in London in 2010, before winning the Golden Lion award at the Venice Biennale the following year. The 24-hour video installation is composed of thousands of films clips edited together to tell the actual time. The result is as captivating as it is poetic.