Venice Film Festival Introduces a Virtual Reality Competition

A roster of works announce the prestigious festival's commitment to VR storytelling

It comes as no surprise to learn of the continued artistic application of virtual reality. And to witness film festivals like Sundance or Tribeca embracing the technologically-driven storytelling medium only makes sense. But when one hears that a more traditional institution such as the Venice Film Festival, now in its 74th year, will be hosting a VR competition, it’s clear we’ve reached a tipping point …

Venice Biennale 2015: Order and Chaos

The theme, All the World’s Futures, provokes juxtaposing artworks, from LED installations to embroidered blankets

Okwui Enwezor—the curator of the 56th Venice Biennale, themed as “All the World’s Futures”—has accomplished a very difficult task in selecting artists for this year’s event. Famous names are exhibited alongside emerging artists in a colorful, bold and thought-provoking collection of pieces that will stun visitors over the next seven months. Chaos seems to prevail in many artists’ visions of the future, particularly in the …