The Venice Biennale artist list is out, and it is filled with some tantalizing names! Heavyweights like Charles Ray, Cindy Sherman and Tacita Dean are on there, along with some beloved deceased figures like Hilma af Klint, James Castle and David Weiss. (Sadly, my big prediction that Maurizio Cattelan would come out of retirement for the affair seems not to be happening.)
And what of the young artists? Only nine were born in 1980 or later, making them definitively younger than Jesus was when he died. Those artists are as follows:
Ed Atkins (born in 1982)
Neïl Beloufa (1985)
Simon Denny (1982)
Eva Kotátková (1982)
Helen Marten (1985)
James Richards (1983)
Shinichi Sawada (1987) — the youngest!
Ryan Trecartin (1981)
Jakub Julian Ziólkowski (1980)
Also, three artists were born in 1979, meaning that they leave the YTJ group this year.
João Maria Gusmão
Getting pretty excited for Venice over here!