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Exhibition of creative responses from Fellows of the British Council, following their month in Venice during the Biennale Arte 2019

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Interesting Times in Venice includes work from 38 students, graduates and artists from across the UK who participated in the Venice Fellowships programme in 2019. Each exhibit is a creative response to the 2019 Biennale’s curatorial theme ‘May You Live in Interesting Times.’ developed by the artists during their month long steward-research fellowship.

Inspired by the British Pavilion by artist Cathy Wilkes, by the Biennale experience and by living in Venice for a month the Fellows used their research time to develop their studies, skills and practice. The work on display includes paintings, photos, prints and sculptures as well as QR codes to access online content and view zines and essays.

Strict social distancing measures will be in place at the venue, with hand sanitiser stations provided and the touching of artefacts prohibited. The building is also part of the NHS Track and Trace check-in network. For those unable to attend the exhibition, a virtual tour will be available

The Venice Fellowships is a unique opportunity for students and researchers to spend a month in Venice during one of the world’s most significant art and architecture biennales.

The Fellowships programme was initiated in 2014 by the British Council to strengthen the British Pavilion contribution as a platform for ideas and research. This programme aims to enrich the biennale exhibition, making it a reference point for universities and arts institutions. The Fellowships offers a way of viewing and experiencing art and architecture that provides a new outlook on issues of public and private space, artistic process and display.

This exhibition has been made possible by the British Council, with our exhibition partner London Metropolitan University. Thank you to all exhibiting Fellows from 2019, their peer group and supporting institutions.

The exhibition has been curated and organised by Laura Broderick & Ros Fraser at the British Council and Kieran Wardle and Owain Williams of the Projects Office in the School of Art, Architecture and Design

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