17 April, 2021

Venice Diary

People remain indifferent to modern art in a city that organises what is often described as ‘the Olympics of modern art’

Venice Diary

Full Marx

For good or for worse, he has influenced the lives of millions of people across the world. But we have yet to see a proper biopic of the German philosopher and economist Karl Marx. If such a film is ever planned, Jean Blanchaert is bound to walk away with the lead role. He is getting enough practice at the 2015 Venice Biennale. With his bushy beard and imposing brow, the 58-year-old Milanese gallerist was often teased by friends for his resemblance to the German revolutionary. So when Okwui Enwezor, the Nigerian curator of this year’s Biennale, decided to make the non-stop recitation of Das Kapital as the centrepiece of his show ‘All the...

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