June 19, 2019 2 min read
Titled “May You Live in Interesting Times”, it’s apparent that this years Biennale is intended not only for us to reflect on our past, but take stock of the current times we now reside.
However, I guarantee, no matter your walk of life you will find something tailored to your disposition that will get you thinking.
Stan Douglas, installation view, 58th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, May You Live In Interesting Times, curated by Ralph Rugoff. Photo by Jack Hems. Source: David Zwirner.
I walked through with my closest friends from Romania, Ukraine, and Italy. We discussed the works and how we initially perceived them - as well as how our perception had changed once reading about the work of art and the message the artist was trying to convey. The most interesting was the digital mediums used. A personal favourite was the inclusion of a VR installation which was meant to convey the extremities of climate change, and encourage the viewer to have an emotional experience as to what our future holds.