Mail & Guardian | Same Mdluli

South Africa’s participation in the Venice Biennale is marred by political exclusion during apartheid and, nowadays, the controversy about how the tender to produce the South African Pavilion is awarded. This year it was won by Connect TV, managed by Basetsana Kumalo. The curatorial process is a different story. Writer and art critic Same Mdluli speaks in an email conversation to Lucy MacGarry, the curator of the South African Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, which opens on May 13. They touch on artist selection, the relevance of biennales and audience access to such spaces…read more

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