Venice Biennale of Arts 2017

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Ernesto Neto, Um Sagrado Lugar (A Sacred Place), 2017, mixed media, dimensions variable, installation view, Arsenale, 57th Venice Biennale. Courtesy: La Biennale di Venezia; photograph: Andrea Avezzù

The Venice Biennale’s ‘Viva Arte Viva’ Captures Art Turning Inward

The Venice Biennale Is an Ecstatic Celebration of Artists That Falls into Its Own Trap

Christine Macel’s “Viva Arte Viva” is something of a manifesto for artistic creativity—it’s a welcome invitation to see the world anew, but ends with a fizzle.

Venice Biennale 2017

Installation view of work by Alicja Kwade in “Viva Arte Viva” at the Venice Biennale, Photo by Casey Kelbaugh for Artsy.

Rasheed Araeen, Zero to Infinity in Venice, 2016-17, painted wood, dimensions variable, installation view, Arsenale, 57th Venice Biennale. Courtesy: La Biennale di Venezia; photograph: Italo Rondinella

Rasheed Araeen,Zero to Infinity in Venice, Arsenale Biennale Venezia

Christine Macel’s “Viva Arte Viva” is something of a manifesto for artistic creativity—it’s a welcome invitation to see the world anew, but ends with a fizzle.

14 Artists You’ll Be Talking about Long after the Venice BiennaleInstallation view of work by Edith Dekyndt in “Viva Arte Viva” at the Venice Biennale, Photo by Casey Kelbaugh for Artsy.

Review: Art for the Planet’s Sake at the Venice Biennale - The New York Times

Review: Art for the Planet’s Sake at the Venice Biennale

This year’s Biennale brings out into the open the limiting belief that art is not doing its job unless it has loud and clear social concerns.

Installation view of work by John Latham in “Viva Arte Viva” at the Venice Biennale, Photo by Casey Kelbaugh for Artsy.

EarthSeeds Installation at Venice Art Biennale - Woods

EarthSeeds Installation at Venice Art Biennale - Woods

American Video, Venice Biennale

14 Artists You’ll Be Talking about Long after the Venice BiennaleInstallation view of work by Maria Lai in “Viva Arte Viva” at the Venice Biennale, Photo by Casey Kelbaugh for Artsy.

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