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Art Biennale: Australia wins Venice Golden Lion

Art Biennale: Australia wins Venice Golden Lion

At the 60th edition of the Venice Art Biennale, Australian Archie Moore and New Zealand artist group Mataaho Collective, Indigenous artists, took home the world-renowned art event's most important prizes. Additional prizes were also awarded at the official opening in Venice: Italian-Brazilian painter and sculptor Anna Maria Maiolino and Turkish graphic artist and photographer Nil Yalter received the Golden Lion for their lifetime achievement.

Designed under the title Archie Moore A close relative (In German, for example: Friends and family) won the Australian Pavilion and the Golden Lion for Best National Entry. In his exhibit at Giardini Park, Moore deals with the history of the tribe he belongs to: the walls and ceiling of the exhibit feature a family tree of two tribes, written in chalk. Australia Recorded.

Best Artist Award went to Mataho Collective. The artist group consists of four Maori women. The indigenous people of New Zealand are called Maori. At the Arsenale, four artists show large-scale fiber installations that deal with the complexities of life and the knowledge systems of Maori.

Aboriginal artists take center stage at this year's Art Biennale. Under the title Stranieri Ovunque – Foreigners everywhere (In German: Strangers everywhere), the main exhibition deals with the diaspora and marginalized communities. Curated by Brazilian Adriano Pedrosa, the Art Biennale showcases indigenous artists at various national venues.