Another work of ‘art’ from the Venice Biennale: ‘High Visibility Burqa’

A woman wears a yellow burqa during the artistic performance “High Visibility Burqa” in Venice on May 6, 2015 at the entrance of the 56th International Art Exhibition (Biennale d’Arte) titled “All the World’s Futures”. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS

A Nigerian art critic and museum director was the first African to curate the Biennale contemporary art fair that opened May 9 for its seven-month run, while female artists are representing more countries than ever in national pavilions – trends seen as an informal rebalancing in the art world…

…At the brand new Australian pavilion, the first new building in Venice in 20 years, Hall’s show is its own natural history museum – a comment on colonialism and capitalism made through galleries of driftwood taxidermy collected from New Zealand beaches, hanging grass masks with scraps of camouflage, and a collection of rare and extinct animals woven from desert grass and other materials according to Aboriginal tradition…

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