FAD Magazine Venice Biennale Top 10

There are some tough yet critical themes running through the 58th la Biennale di Venezia. The 2019 edition is curated by Ralph Rugoff and inspired by an ancient Chinese proverb which turned out to be a fallacy. Very appropriate for the unsettled times we are living through, where global economic disparity, alternative facts, migration and accelerated global warming are some of the most urgent topics concerning humanity and its future.

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Nancy Fouts 1945-2019

Nancy Fouts was born in Seattle, USA, in 1945. She moved to London at the tender age of 16 when her parents had enrolled her in a finishing school, which was bizarrely called ‘The Monkey Club’ because the girls were taught to “Hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil.” However, Nancy was never one to tow the line or follow the rules,

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Martin Parr ‘Only Human’ at the National Portrait Gallery

As the clock ticks ominously towards 29 March when Britain is set to leave the EU – with or without a deal – Martin Parr’s 30 year observation of British society through the lens of his camera presents us with a snapshot of our national identity, and an insight into the many different cultures, cults and ceremonies that colour the lives of the lower, middle and upper echelons of society.

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