• “You are invited to come sit in our armchair.”


    Social practice and performance at the 2013 Biennale di Venezia

    Central pavilion in Giardini

    Despite the daily throngs of devotees, the persistent personalities of artists themselves, and constant interactions between visitors and staff, a human presence at the Biennale was sometimes sorely missed. The sheer scale of the Biennale and its inherently nationalistic structure can sometimes obscure the intimacy and engagement that, while not by definition requisite in art, is more fulfilling and revolutionary than we sometimes realize.