Why Africa Is the Buzz at This Year’s Venice..
(CNN)It’s the glittering jewel that tops the contemporary art calendar every two years — yes, the Venice Biennale is back. Often described as the “Olympics of the art world,” this year 53 countries will come together at venues scattered amid the city’s sprawling canals to showcase works that exemplify each artist’s homeland.
The prestigious exhibition opened Saturday and is a mammoth affair running for seven months until November 22.
This year’s biennale has a distinctly African flavor as artists representing nations from the continent continue to become increasingly visible on the global stage. But that’s not the only reason the buzz at this year’s edition is all about Africa.