New Perspectives: 6 Artists at the 2022 Venice Biennale Who Are Shifting the Way We Visualize the African Diaspora

Written by on May 14, 2022

“The Milk of Dreams,” the main show of the 2022 Venice Biennale, borrows its title from the children’s book by Surrealist painter Leonora Carrington (1917–2011), suggesting a mode of thinking that normalizes the otherworldly. It’s a timely exhibition, out to promote images of new worlds as communities worldwide explore strategies for resilience and economic revival.

Curator Cecilia Alemani’s main show includes over 200 artists from 58 countries. More than 180 of these artists have never participated in the international art exhibition before today. While the last Biennale in 2019 had gender . . .



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