Dilemma in Venice

Venice has signs along some of its narrow streets and on its narrow bridges that remind visitors that real people (Italian people, VENETIAN people) live in Venice and have places to go, people to see, things to do. If tourists would kindly keep moving and not stop in the middle of bridges, people who liveContinue reading “Dilemma in Venice”

Art in the age of Post-Truth: Damien Hirst at the Venice Biennale

One stupendous appropriation of archaeology by an artist at the Biennale was the exhibit by Damien Hirst, “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable”. This work takes up a total of almost 40 rooms in two different buildings and is not a part of the Biennale but is displayed as though it were an associatedContinue reading “Art in the age of Post-Truth: Damien Hirst at the Venice Biennale”