Artists to Make Sense of the State of Things

Artists to Make Sense of the State of Things
Curator Ouwui Enwezor's plan for the 2015 International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale (May 9 – November 22, 2015) vigorously engages art with geopolitics and economics. Not long before Enwezor’s October 22, 2014 announcement of his exhibition theme, the world had witnessed constant upheavals: the Ebola outbreak and ensuing paranoia, the rise of Isis, the commercial airline shot down over Ukraine, mass protests of policing in Ferguson, Cleveland and Long Island; thousands of war casualties in Gaza; environmental disasters and more, and the terrorist attacks in Australia, France and Denmark were soon to come. Such events are happening so frequently that epic tragedy and public upheaval are becoming the normal news of the day.  In announcing the exhibition theme as “All the World’s Futures,” Enwezor cited philosopher Walter …
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