My insight and my opinion for @berlinartlink
on the exhibition "May you live in interesting times" at the 58th Venice Biennale! Link in bio! Please read it and share your thoughts:)
"Two aspects stand as immediately striking and make this exhibition a mirror of contemporary art: the reduced selection of the participating artists in this year’s presentation, from the hundreds of artists showing on previous years, to only 79 this year. In a historical period in which the overabundance of images and possibilities of representation seem to saturate our brains to the point of compromising crucial skills, like critical judgment, the ability to choose and discern is fundamental."
"Finally, there is space for new media and the digital arts: the codes of our time that the curator seems to recognize as such. Virtual Reality, robots, internet art, interactive installations, sound art and computer-generated films integrate seamlessly with the show. "
"Finally! Robots are present at the Biennale. The large audience at the opening, intrigued and pleased, acclaims and welcomes them. At this point a question arises: robots have figured in art for at least 15 years. Why only now have they managed to earn a place in the art Olympics of the Biennale? Better late than never, I guess."
"No horror vacui, no overabundance, no redundance. ‘May You Live In Interesting Times’ presents a simplification that is not the “over-simplification” of which the President speaks in the press release, leading to a minimized critical reasoning. On the contrary, it is a tidiness that invites you to make a choice and focus on what really matters."
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