Five artists from Georgia, Ukraine, Romania and Russia are among the participants for the Venice biennale of contemporary art opening later this year. Announced last week, the list of participants includes leading photographer and multimedia artist Olga Chernysheva and Natalia Pershina-Yakimanskaya (known under the pseudonym Gluklya), founder of artists’ collective The Factory of Found Clothes, who will represent Russia. Artist and curator Mykola Ridnyi from Ukraine; sculptor and installation artist Thea Djordjadze from Georgia; and painter Victor Man from Romania are also set to have their work showcased.
The biennale, entitled “All the World's Futures”, is devoted to a critical view of modernity and will be curated by Nigerian art critic and curator Okwui Enwezor. This year's event, which will be the biennale's 56th edition, will be held from 9 May to 22 November.