Adrian Piper and El Anatsui Win Major Awards at the Venice Biennale

Adrian Piper and El Anatsui Win Major Awards at the Venice Biennale
Adrian Piper and El Anatsui received the Golden Lion, the major award of the Venice Biennale’s  All The World's Futures art exhibition on May 9, 2015.  Among the jurors for awards was Naomi Beckwith, the former Studio Museum in Harlem curator who is now a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. In addition to the pronounced African Diaspora presence at the international festival's awards program,  All The World's Futures is helping to make a more humane future with awards for art projects addressing genocide and brutal working conditions in Asia. Biennale chair Paolo Baratta and Okwui Enwezor, director of the  All The World's Futures exhibition, presided at the awards ceremony.    In his opening remarks, Enwezor said that “there is no strategy, no preparation or rule book with which one arrives as a curator” …