Venice Biennale

At Venice Biennale, Contemporary Art Sinks or Swims

VENICE — It’s a bit lost now in the brain fog of time, but in March 2020 one of the first memes of the coronavirus pandemic arose from the waters of this Most Serene Republic. Some fraudster posted a picture of dolphins supposedly swimming in the Bacino di San Marco, and swans cruising down an […]

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In Her Last Works, Kaari Upson Explores Vanity and Decay

LOS ANGELES — On a visit last month to Kaari Upson’s studio here, it looked like she just left to grab a cup of coffee or maybe one of the “garbage burritos” she loved so much. Her art was everywhere: new paintings and drawings covering the walls, with recent sculptures of tree trunks — made […]

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