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Issue #55: The Milk of Dreams | A tribute to the Venice Biennale

The Hypercritic Weekly Newsletter
Dear Hypercritics, 
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.

Art as a political statement
➡️ Experience Watching Can't Help Myself is like looking at a caged animal
➡️ Experience Coloring Tirana | Art for social change
Art in the digital space
➡️ Experience Grosse fatigue | The Inexhaustible nature of knowledge
➡️ Experience The Possibility of An Army |The digital space as a battlefield
➡️ Read The world of NFTs  | Trend or future of contemporary art?
Art as a form of activism
➡️ Experience The BLM Banksy Painting exposes a white problem
➡️ Experience Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail to the Dark Lioness
Art and performance
➡️ Experience The spontaneous discipline of Anne Imhof's Faust
➡️ Experience Paul Maheke's performance, Seeking After the Fully Grown Dancer *deep within*
Art in dialogue with the city
➡️ Experience The Feast in the House of Levi | The power of being disruptive
➡️ Read Invisible Cities | A love poem to the city
Venice in notes and music videos
➡️ Play Paolo Conte's Tua cugina prima (Tutti a Venezia)
➡️ Watch Like A Virgin by Madonna
➡️ Play Charles Aznavour's Que c'est triste Venise
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