Art

A boat wrapped in chains, and a pop-up embassy: the artist intervening at Venice Biennale — The Guardian

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— by Van Badham: Art has ever been both a story and critique of exactly who is afforded access to its pleasures.

It’s a story that will be told in spectacular fashion – and on water – this week at the opening of the Venice Biennale, the world’s largest art festival.

Australian artist and activist Richard Bell has organised a sculptural replica of Australia’s official Biennale pavilion to be driven around the canal city on a motorised barge, laden with heavy “keep out” chains, and with symbolism…

Image courtesy of The Guardian/David Levene

May 11, 2019

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