Congratulations to Haris Epaminonda for being among the artists invited to participate in the main shows of the 58th Venice Biennale!
‘May You Live in Interesting Times’ will no doubt include artworks that reflect upon precarious aspects of existence today, including different threats to key traditions, institutions and relationships of the ‘post-war order,’” Rugoff said in a statement.
“But let us acknowledge at the outset that art does not exercise its forces in the domain of politics. Art cannot stem the rise of nationalist movements and authoritarian governments in different parts of the world, for instance, nor can it alleviate the tragic fate of displaced peoples across the globe (whose numbers now represent almost one percent of the world’s entire population). But in an indirect fashion, perhaps art can be a kind of guide for how to live and think in ‘interesting times.’”
b. 1980 Republic of Cyprus, lives and works in Berlin