Vatican presence at Venice Biennale slips to 2013
By The Art Newspaper. News, Issue 218, November 2010
Published online: 25 May 2011
Disappointing news for those who want to see what contemporary art the Vatican favours. Antonio Paolucci, director of the Vatican Museums, says: “The Holy
See wants to choose the
best contemporary art and
not expose itself to criticism.” Many artists are offering themselves, but few—perhaps none of these—will be chosen. Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, head of culture for the
Vatican, has already let it
be known that he considers most modern church art appalling.
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