Monday 3 June 2013

Debutant, Angola wins best national Pavilion prize at Venice Bennale 2013

First timer, Angola, has been given the Golden Lion prize award at the ongoing 55th Venice Biennale.

Edson Chagas poses with his Golden Lion prize  
                                                                                                         Angola, according to the jury, won the prize for the best national pavilion courtesy of the work titled ‘Luanda, Encyclopedic City’, a photography composite by Edson Chagas.

The Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy-led five member jury which include Ali Subotnick, Bisi Silva, Jessica Morgan and Francesco Manacorda, also awarded a Berlin, Germany-based British artist, Tino Sehgal Golden Lion as the best artist of the 55th Venice.

The other entry of Angola at the Venice Biennale include paintings and sculpture grouped as Angola em Movimento from 21 artists. 

 A Silva Lion prize of the Venice Biennale 2013 went to Paris-based artist Camillie Henrot's video work.

 Angola Pavilion profile: Commissioner:  Ministry of Culture. Curators:Beyond Entropy (Paula Nascimento, Stefano Rabolli Pansera), Jorge Gumbe. Venue: Palazzo Cini, Dorsoduro 864

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