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Venice Biennale

It would be nice to do something political (AIS 22)

My anticipation for the visit at Documenta 12 back in June was partly tarnished by a wave of Chinese whispers spreading a sense of uncertainty about the successful outcome of the exhibition. At the same time, it was unanimously unclear what these anonymous concerns were trying to express. Failure? No. Worse. Disappointment. Why? The selection? The curatorial statement? The relationship between intentions and outcomes? What did the ‘informed’ public expect that did not come to fruition to bring such verdict…?