Capital ideas? Mike Watson looks ahead to what the Venice Biennale might bring

from the December 2014 issue

Ruth Ewan, A Jukebox of People Trying to Change the World, 2003–. Courtesy the artist and Rob Tufnell, London

Okwui Enwezor’s presentation of his curatorial vision for the 56th Venice Biennale – which is to be held between 9 May and 22 November next year – appears on initial impressions to represent a serious reflection upon these unstable times. Titled All the World’s Futures, the Biennale will attempt to address ‘the ruptures that surround and abound around every corner of the global landscape today’, as Enwezor told an audience assembled at the Biennale headquarters, close to Venice’s Piazza San Marco, in…

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