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Exhibitions to Visit this May: Venice


Exhibitions to Visit this May: Venice
Chiharu Shiota's "The Key in Hand" was part of the 2015 Venice Biennale (Image courtesy of Sunhi Mang and Chiharu Shiota)

Keep reading for The Artling's picks for the Venice Biennale Asian Pavilions and exhibitions to catch this May in Venice!


57th Venice Biennale

Viva Arte Viva

9 May – 26 November 2017



Turned Upside Down, It’s a Forest

Takahiro Iwasaki curated by Meruro Washida


"Refrection Model (Perfect Bliss)" (2010-2012) by Takahiro Iwasaki
Image courtesy of URANO ©Takahiro Iwasaki



Continuum – Generation by Generation

Wu Jian'an, Tang Nannan, Yao Huifen, and Wang Tianwen​ curated by Qiu Zhijie

Arsenale, Sale d’Armi

Installation view of Wu Jian'an's - one of the artists selected for the China Pavilion - "Daydream Forest" at Minsheng Art Museum 
Image courtesy of Chambers Fine Art


United Arab Emirates

Rock, Paper, Scissors: Positions in Play

Nujoom Alghanem, Sara Al Haddad, Vikram Divecha, Lantian Xie, and Dr. Mohamed Yousif, curated by Hammad Nasar

Arsenale, Sale d’Armi

"Al Shawahid" by Dr. Mohamed Yousif
Image courtesy of Gulf News



Cody Choi and Wan Lee, curated by DaeHyung Lee


The South Korean pavilion at the Venice Biennale
Image courtesy of The Hankyoreh



Doing Time

Tehching Hsieh, curated by Adrian Heathfield

Palazzo delle Prigioni

An image of Tehching Hsieh’s One Year Performance (1981-82)
Image courtesy of the artist, Gilbert & Lila Silverman, and Sean Kelly Gallery  © Tehching Hsieh



Dapunta Hyang: Transmission of Knowledge

Zai Kuning

Arsenale, Sale d’Armi

A work-in-progress photograph of the bow of the 17 metre-long ship made of rattan, beeswax, and string. It is the centre piece of the work to be presented at the Singapore Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale.
Gillman Barracks, Singapore 2017
Image courtesy of the artist


Hong Kong

Songs for Disaster Relief

Samson Young, curated by Ying Kwok and Doryun Chong

Campo della Tana

Video stills of Palazzo Gundane (homage to the myth-maker who fell to earth) (2017)
Image courtesy of the artist



Krungthep Bangkok

Somboon Homtientong curated by Numthong Sae Tang


The Thai Pavilion in progress



The Way of the Wandering Cloud & The Buddhas Within

Satish Gupta

Palazzo Zenobio

"The Way of the Wandering Cloud & The Buddhas Within" by Satish Gupta
Image courtesy of the Tibet Pavilion


The Philippines

The Spectre of Comparison

Lani Maestro and Manuel Ocampo

Artiglierie Arsenale 

Lani Maestro, ces "MAINS", 2013. Installation with blue neon, variable dimensions; street view, Bijouterie Murat, Saint-Martin-de-Valamas, France
Photography by Phoebé Meyer
Image courtesy of the artist.


A plus A

To Wolf

Kensuke Koike

11 March – 6 May 2017

"Bigger is better" (2017) by Kensuke Koike
Image courtesy of A plus A and the Artist


Villino Canonica


Shezad Dawood

7 May – 27 September 2017

"Leviathan" by Shezad Dawood, production stills 2016
Image courtesy of the artist and Season Two Ltd


Palazzo Caboto

Seung-taek Lee: Solo Show

Seung-taek Lee

8 May – 28 June 2017

Seung-taek Lee's "Paper Tree"
Image courtesy of Gallery Hyundai, Levy Gorvy and the Artist


Navy Officer's Club

An Ocean Archive

Patty hang, Heman Chong and more

9 May – 12 May 2017

Image courtesy of MAP Office


Oratorio di San Ludovico

One Million Years (Reading)

On Kawara

9 May – 30 July 2017

A performance of the work at David Zwirner gallery in New York in 2009
Image courtesy of David Zwirner


Palazzo Fortuny


Kazuo Shiraga, Günther Uecker, Lucio Fontana, Joseph Beuys, Marina Abramović, Chung Chang-Sup, Anish Kapoor and more

13 May – 26 November 2017

A work by Anish Kapoor
Image ocurtesy of the artist and Axel Vervoordt and Daniela Ferretti


alamak! pavilion

Islands in the stream

Anon Pairot, Yuri Suzuki and Kawita Vatanajyankur, curated by Yoichi Nakamuta & Stefano Casciani

13 May – 26 November 2017

"Chiang Rai Ferrari" by Anon Pairot
Image courtesy of Anon Pairot


Palazzo Mora


Raffy Napay

13 May – 26 November 2017

Raffy Napay with one of his works
Image courtesy of Artesan Gallery + Studio


Palazzo Mora, Palazzo Bembo and Giardini Marinaressa


Haffendi Anuar, Sarah Choo and more

13 May – 26 November 2017

"Tectonic Deliquesce" by Haffendi Anuar
Image courtesy of the artist and Richard Koh Fine Art


Museo Correr

The Home of My Eyes

Shirin Neshat

13 May – 26 November 2017

Shirin Neshat, “Anna”, from “The Home of My Eyes” series, 2015 Silver Gelatin Print and Ink, 152.4 x 101.6cm (40 x 60 in), Image courtesy of Written Art Foundation, Frankfurt am Main, Germany



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