THE ART NEWSPAPER | Jane Morris & Javier Pes:
Christine Macel, the director of the 57th Venice Biennale and the chief curator of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, promised an exhibition with “art and artists at its centre”, and an exploration of the way that artists, in her words, “wish to reinvent the world”. Her exhibition, called Viva Arte Viva, welcomed invited guests yesterday; it will open to the public on 13 May and runs until 26 November.
What Macel has given us is a thoughtful, logically-argued show, if one that tends towards the cerebral and at times is a little cold. While she has been criticised for failing to significantly increase the number of women and non-white artists above Biennale norms, she has clearly been making an effort to present less well-known artists, both critically and commercially…read more
Image | Andrea Avezzù. Courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia | Ernesto Neto, one of the more familiar names at the Venice Biennale, is showing Um Sagrado Lugar (A Sacred Place) (2017)