Scotland Picks Three for 2013 Venice Biennale Pavilion

 Scotland Picks Three for 2013 Venice Biennale Pavilion

Still from ”Make it New John’ (2009) by Duncan Campbell. (Courtesy the artist and Hotel)

Art Review‘s website reports that Scotland will present a three-artist show at pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale. The trio representing the country is comprised of Duncan Campbell, Corin Sworn and Hayley Tompkins. Curatorial duties for being handled by the Common Guild, a Glasgow–based arts organization and gallery.

The United Kingdom is now almost set for Venice. Bedwyr Williams is representing Wales, and London–born artist Jeremy Deller has been selected for the British Pavilion. There is, as of yet, no word on whether Northern Ireland will participate in the biannual event. It did not send a representative in 2011 because of financial issues.

A full list of artists representing nations at the Biennale is available here. 

Update, Jan. 21: The Scotland exhibition is a collateral event of the Venice Biennale, not a national participation, and is pending official approval. National participations are managed directly by each country’s ministry of culture, whereas collateral events are proposed by international organizations and institutions and require approval from the Biennale Board of Directors.