Looking at Brazil’s favelas from a Venetian harbour

The assemblage of Brazilian landscapes during the Venice Biennale of Architecture may be more problematic than it seems.

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Natives at the 2017 Venice Biennale

To pay homage to the world’s indigenous communities, the Biennale creates unnecessary mysticism The 57th Venice Biennale decided to dedicate a large pavilion of its Arsenale section to the art of native communities around the world. An example of this incursion is the large embroidered hut designed by Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto, entitled “Um Sagrado…

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