Martin Puryear MFA’71 will represent the US at the 2019 Venice Biennale. The acclaimed sculptor will construct a new site-specific work for the pavilion, opening next spring. The exhibition will also include outreach to under-served youth, overseen by New York’s Studio in a School and the Istituto Santa Maria Della Pietà in Venice, according to the New York Times. Puryear is the second African American artist in a row to represent the US in Venice, after Mark Bradford.
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