Until recently no one would care or dare to denounce the ethical indifference of artists and curators. Not any more, says Yasmin Alibhai-Brown.
The Venice Biennale is the dream destination for global artists, a pop-up club for achingly trendy folk, a playground for millionaire benefactors and connoisseurs, an opportunity for nations to showcase talent and a jamboree for aficionados and fake enthusiasts. It is a big thing in the calendar and, in some ways, a very good thing. The Ghanaian, Indian and Polish pavilions are equal in status to the American and British ones. There is no hierarchy of nations or power differentials.
This year, according to some British critics, the overwhelming message is “apocalyptic”... Keep reading on iNews