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Venice Biennale curator wrests focus away from politics to art

Chief curator Christine Macel has coralled a Biennale designed with artists, by artists and for artists

Christine Macel, chief curator of the Pompidou Center in Paris and curator of this year's Venice Biennale, said: "I'm very interested in politics. But not all art should be about politics. It's only one dimension."


IN 2015, the Venice Biennale with Okwui Enwezor as curator sometimes felt more like a political manifesto, with readings from Marx's Das Kapital and work that touched on climate change, colonialism and the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean. The curator of this year's Biennale,...

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