21 April 2017 Articles

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Seventeen works by John Latham will be included in this year's Venice Biennale, opening to the public on 13 May. The 57th edition, titled 'VIVA ARTE VIVA', is curated by Christine Macel.

This year's Biennale is organized into nine pavilions or 'chapters'. Latham's works will be on view in the 'Pavilion of Artists and Books'.

Conceptual artist John Latham (1921–2006) was a 20th-century firebrand, who, through performances, assemblages, films and extensive writings, fuelled controversy and continues to inspire. Preoccupied with time, he was visionary in mapping systems of knowledge, scientific or religious. A major exhibition of Latham's work—'A World View'—is on view at the Serpentine Gallery through 21 May 2017.