VENICE, Italy — Fake news. Migration. Poverty. Global warming. Armed conflict.
Political issues that excite newsprint, the airwaves and social media are getting a very open airing at the 58th Venice Biennale contemporary art fair, like so much laundry hung out to dry in the lagoon breeze.
American curator Ralph Rugoff, director of London’s Hayward Gallery, titled the main exhibition “May You Live in Interesting Times,” which opens Saturday and runs through Nov. 24. The title is itself an exemplary piece of fake news, delivered by a British lawmaker as Europe hurled toward World War II as an ancient Chinese curse.
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Source: National Newswatch