With all the ups, downs, and re-locations going on with Design Miami recently, it was easy to forget that other art fairs were making noise too. Such is the case with the Venice Biennale, who Art Info reports has just selected their curator for the 2011 event: the journalist and curator Bice Curiger. She joins a long list of hot shot former curators and it’s well deserved, with Curiger having served as publishing director of the Tate‘s magazine and co-founded the arts journal Parkett. Here’s a bit:
“I am very much looking forward to the great challenge,” Curiger stated of her appointment appointment. “This offers the opportunity to reflect on the highly communicative aspect of today’s art, which strongly engages and commits viewers — draughting a contemporary image of the individual in the broad collective and social context.” Biennale president Paolo Baratta praised the curator, saying that she “can boast great experience in research into contemporary art, in its criticism and exhibition, and has matured a profound knowledge and esteem of the world of artists.”
Speaking of Venice, at the “other” biennale in town, the architecture one, the German site Architektureclips scored an on-camera interview with recent Pritzker-winner Kazuyo Sejima about what she has planned for that event (beyond the theme, which we’d reported on a while back).