previews

  • Bienal Barro de América

    Various Venues
    Caracas
    May 1–August 1

    The Bienal Barro de América has traditionally been held in a single location in Caracas and featured work in the medium of mud or clay. This year’s edition represents a dramatic change, both in exhibition space and ambition. Chief curators Roberto Guevara and Fabio Magalhães have organized the show, titled “The Earth as Language,” around three sections, “Daily Life,” “Future and Memory,” and “Contemporary Encounters,” and satellite shows will be held at such distant locations as Maracaibo (Venezuela), and São Paulo. In addition to a strong selection of contemporary artists (including Victor Grippo, Richard Long, Meyer Vaisman, and Doris Salcedo), this year’s installment includes a historical show of work by Robert Smithson and Michael Heizer.