ARTNEWS, April 14, 2022

ARTnews - A Guide to the 2022 Venice Biennale National Pavilions


Like its neighboring country of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan will make its Venice Biennale debut with a pavilion by artist Firouz FarmanFarmaian. Working with craftswomen based in the country, FarmanFarmaian will create 10 hand-stitched works that refer to the ancient region of Tur, which is believed to have spanned Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan, as well as parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Titled “The Gates of Turan,” the pavilion will be an “immemorial nomadic mythical cosmogony,” the artist has said. Janet Rady will curate the presentation. Location: Hydro Space, Giudecca Art District, Giudecca 211/C