At the international art extravaganza known as the Venice Biennale, women artists have traditionally been sidelined – much as they’ve been in the rest of the (art) world. Not so this year.
The current exhibition has received lots of media attention for its emphasis on political work (not at all new for this venue), for its African curator (entirely new), and for it’s important focus on work and workers worldwide.
But I haven’t heard any buzz about the fact that this year, women artists are responsible for, hands down, no contest, the most exciting work on view.
Some thoughts on what I saw and can’t stop thinking about: