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Living Collection Catalogue ‘On Performativity’, Walker Art Center

Commissioned essays by art historians including Philip Auslander, Shannon Jackson, and Dorothea von Hantelmann, this first volume explores performance-based work and its relationship to the visual arts.

Tate announces Turner Prize nominees

The four nominees for the 30th anniversary edition of the Turner Prize 2014 are Duncan Campbell, Ciara Phillips, James Richards and Tris Vonna-Michell. Three of the four nominees studied at the Glasgow School of Art. The winner of the £25,000 cash prize is due to be announced on 1 December.

Venice Biennale and fairs move to avoid a clash

The Venice Biennale will open earlier in 2015, with previews for the 56th International Art Exhibition curated by Okwui Enwezor taking place on 6 to 8 May. Art Basel also announced that the 2015 edition of its fair in Basel will be scheduled for 18 to 21 June, and Hong Kong fair will be moved from May to March.

Turner and the Sea @ National Maritime Museum

The exhibition is the first full-scale examination of J.M.W Turner’s lifelong fascination with the sea, featuring work borrowed from galleries around the world and including some of Turner’s most famous works. It encompasses oils, watercolours, prints and sketches.

Xu Bing: A Retrospective @ Taipei Fine Arts Museum

The exhibition features works by Xu Bing over the past four decades, including woodcuts, drawings and sketches from the 1970 and 1980s, followed by some of his more well-known works, such as Book from the Sky (天書), An Introduction to New English Calligraphy (新英文輸入法入門) and Book from the Ground (地書), as well as large-scale site-specific installations and new works.

19th Biennale of Sydney, 21 March to 9 June 2014

Alongside the Venice Biennale, São Paulo Biennale and Documenta, the Biennale of Sydney is the fourth oldest biennale in the world and was the first biennale to be established in the Asia-Pacific region. The 19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire will be held from 21 March – 9 June 2014, under the artistic direction of Juliana Engberg.

Yokohama Triennale 2014, August 1–November 3, 2014

A voyage of silence and whispers.
A voyage of fahrenheit 451.
A voyage into the useless.
A voyage to meet the Enfants Terribles.
Drifting into a sea of oblivion.
Yokohama Triennale 2014 aims to present a story of such a voyage through the mind.

Okwui Enwezor named artistic director of the Venice Biennale 2015

The first African-born curator in the exhibition's 100 year history, Okwui Enwezor has been appointed Director of Visual Arts for the 56th Venice Biennale 2015.

Laure Prouvost wins Turner prize 2013

法國藝術家 Laure Prouvost 奪Turner Prize 2013。得獎錄像作品 “Wantee’ 首展於Tate Britain德國藝術家 Kurt Schwitters (1887 – 1948) 展覽。

Urban Border Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture 2013 (Shenzhen)

“This biennale doesn’t glorify. It experiments. It doesn’t consolidate. It takes risks. It is a vehicle for change, for real change. It produces leverage for alternative histories and a new future.” -Ole Bouman Team: Biennale as Risk

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