Massimiliano Gioni

The penultimate installment of our five part series: the frieze editors select the most significant shows from the past 25 years

Sarah Sze, Triple Point (Eclipse), 2013,installation view at the U.S. Pavilion, Giardini. Courtesy: Victoria Miro, London, and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

The 55th Venice Biennale

By Dan Fox
Karl Marx with subconscious masses in his beard – by Yüksel Arslan

The Biennale exhibition, curated by Massimiliano Gioni, has turned out to be something of a coup.

By Jörg Heiser
Installation view at the Pavilion of Cyprus and Lithuania (Photo: Robertas Narkus)

I left the damp and maddeningly labyrinthine beauty of Venice a few days ago. Here is an assortment of observations still nagging at me:

By Dan Fox
Marino Auriti, Enciclopedico Palazzo del Mondo (c.1950s)

The title for Massimiliano Gioni’s Venice Biennale – an exhibition which is mostly wonderful, often magisterial and elegantly provocative – comes from a work by Marino Auriti, Enciclopedico Pal

By Sam Thorne
Massimiliano Gioni holding an art work by Gianfranco Baruchello,  2010. Courtesy: Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan; photograph: Marco De Scalzi.

Massimiliano Gioni discusses his plans for the 55th Venice Biennale, ‘The Encyclopaedic Palace’

By Barbara Casavecchia
Haris Epaminonda, Untitled 009c/g, 2007, 5th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art

18 critics and curators choose what they felt to be the most significant biennials and survey shows of 2008


Listen: The curator's role within the production and dissemination of contemporary art

Sturtevant participates in the panel 'The Museum - Institution of Market or Measure' at Frieze Talks 2007. Photograph: Polly Braden/Frieze

The changing relationship between museums, artists and their funders

Various venues, Berlin, Germany

By Jörg Heiser