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Venice Biennale 2011

China’s New Normal in Venice

For Venice Biennale visitors, 2011 may mark the first time that Chinese artists are presented as something other than Far Eastern tokens. Not only are an exceptionally large number of participants fro…

The Two Sides of the Arsenale

The grandiose, the edgy, the obvious and the arcane commingle in the vast Arsenale exhibition at this year's Venice Biennale. Curator Bice Curiger's title, "ILLUMInations," not so subtly suggests a lo…