The Good, the Bad, and the… Huh? Ranking the Venice Biennale’s Standout Moments

Cleverest Use of State Power 

Of all the nations presenting a pavilion at the Biennale, China tends to be the most interested in using their stage as a way of projecting a state-engineered political message. This year, one is immediately surrounded by artworks across mediums that celebrate the ocean and its watery ecosystem. At a time when the United States is stepping back from its position as a global leader in combating climate change, China clearly wants to make the statement on the world stage that it is thinking about sustainability and ecological initiatives (along with globalism) in a way that makes it the visionary geopolitical leader for the 21st century. (Andrew Goldstein)

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Chris Alexakisart