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Sokurov and Rembrandt

In only one day, we could not possibly hope to see everything at the 2019 Venice Biennale but we walked through the Arsenal and the Gardini Gardens and managed to look at more than 30 exhibitions (there are at least 30 pavilions of nations.) Amongst several very good and memorable pavilions, the Russian exhibition stood out as far superior. It …

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Daniel Dodin

Tiny, black spindly figures carrying large loads on their heads, set amidst floating clouds of rust and blue acrylic paint: this is Daniel Dodin’s 3 metre long painting in the Seychelles Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale. I saw the painting in Dodin’s studio at the Seychelles College of Art where he is a lecturer, while it was still unfinished. …

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All We Have Lost

“I think the nice thing about Biennale Arts, it happens every two years, it’s like a clock and I like the idea that it is a way of taking the pulse of what’s happening in art but also in the world.” Ralph Rugoff, Curator of ‘May You Live in Interesting Times’, the title of the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019 …

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Speakeasy

Each issue the New Art Examiner will invite an art world personality to write a speakeasy essay on a topic of interest. Al Jirikowic lives and works in Washington DC and is our DC Editor. A long-time reader of the New Art Examiner, he ran the famous bar in Adams Morgan, ‘Chief Ike’s Mambo Room’.  Phillip Kennecott of the Washington …

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