Venice Biennale 2019: Darkness + Light

From doppelgängers to robots and holograms, some of the shadowy works on show

This year’s theme for the 58th International Art Exhibition at this year’s Venice Biennale, “May you live in interesting times,” is oftentimes purported to be translated from a traditional Chinese curse—wherein a phrase that sounds like a blessing is actually said ironically. It makes sense that many artists involved in the show (curated by Ralph Rugoff) offered dark, bleak and downright strange works. Many pieces (films …

Venice Art Biennale 2019: Bold + Bright

Exploring identity, intimacy and more, through some of our favorite colorful pieces

For the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, curator Ralph Rugoff selected only living artists—an uncommon move at events of this scale. His motivation for this decision is two-fold: it ensures lively and active discussion about contemporary art, and acts as a kind of antidote to the “alternative facts” that define the post-truth age. As such, this year’s theme, “May you live …

dosist’s First-Ever Brick and Mortar Experience

Unveiling a sophisticated retail experience in Venice, CA

Cannabis company dosist is thinking far beyond how people can enjoy their highs. They’re also interested in redefining the experience of buying cannabis and related products. The Santa Monica-based brand just opened a concept store on Venice‘s Abbot Kinney that is a distillation of their guiding principles of design and wellness, effectively evolving them beyond their popular dosed pens and into an approachable lifestyle space. The …