A Look at ‘Viva Arte Viva,’ the Hippie, Heal-the-World Venice Biennale

Sam Gilliam’s work at the front of the central pavilion in the Giardini. As one of my colleagues has already noted elsewhere, the location is remarkable—at the 2015 Venice Biennale, Oscar Murillo shows drab, dark curtains alongside these columns; here, Sam Gilliam has gone with effervescent, color-saturated banners.