A Writer Visits the Venice Biennale: The Garden of Disorder

Posted on Sep 22, 2015

Four of us set off early in the morning to the Scuola Grande San Rocco to see the Tintorettos, stopping for breakfast en route at a small coffee shop. It’s all mirrors and gilt work and has an array of freshly baked pastries laid out on trays. Gondolier hats and ribbons and medals adorn the walls and bar area. The guidebook assures us the café is patronised by working gondoliers from early in the morning….

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Mike Nicol Chats to Michele Rowe

Posted on Sep 21, 2015

“There’s not only the destruction of the valley beneath housing estates, there’s the cover up of its history. It’s a suburb of homeless people.”

And you get the impression that she might not only be talking about those sleeping in the vineyards and on the streets and under the shrubbery on the motorway junction. She might also be talking about those who have everything.

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