Venice and Modern Political Art

At the risk of sounding like a complete snob, Venice is one of best places in the world. If you are looking for a city to aimlessly walk around in, endless spots to curl up with a book, eavesdrop on conversations of all languages, drink endless supplies of wine and pasta and to peruse some of the world’s greatest art, Venice is your place. The city also has a wonderful habit of making statements in the most fantastic and unusual ways possible. Many of those statements tend to orbit around it’s Biennale, an international exhibition of modern art. The main exhibition occupies the Venice gardens, but often enough art is situated throughout the city itself. This article about artist Lorenzo Quinn’s gigantic hands sculpture sends a very clear message about the effects of global warming.

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Support: Monumental Hands Rise from the Water in Venice to Highlight Climate Change