This week’s newsletter is inspired by the Venice Biennale Arte
, which will open on April 23 after being postponed for a year due to the pandemic. The artists were selected mostly online by the first woman director in the Biennale’s history, Cecilia Alemani
, who chose mostly women and first-time artists. Alemani is chief curator of High Line Art
, a public art program at New York’s elevated urban park.
The theme for 2022, The Milk of Dreams, is based on a children’s book by surrealist painter Leonora Carrington. Artists were asked to reflect on the representation of bodies and their metamorphoses, the relationship between individuals and technologies, and the intertwining ties between bodies and the earth.
Each of the following artworks is linked to the Venice Biennale and the city.