Georgian Contemporary Art Organization Propaganda’s OXYGEN_Tbilisi No Fair

One non-commercial exhibition of epic proportions

A relative newcomer to the roster of global art events (which at this time, this year, includes both the Venice Biennale and the Whitney Biennial) OXYGEN_Tbilisi No Fair braids through four stories in Tbilisi, Georgia. This non-commercial group exhibition—organized and presented by the Georgian contemporary art organization Propaganda—surveys art currents through the capital city and beyond. OXYGEN makes for a most appropriate name, as each artist was given …

Fair Enough at Venice Architecture Biennale

The Russian Federation looks back on history and offers an imaginary commercial event for the exhibition

For the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale (on now through 23 November), the exhibition’s curator Rem Koolhaas selected the arguably ambiguous theme of “Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014” as a guide for all participating nations. As one would expect, such a wide and insidious topic has been interpreted in many different ways, influenced by local spirit and each nation’s unique societal, political and artistic evolution—not to mention history …