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.
Submit a comment
All comments are moderated. If you would like your comment to be approved, please use your real name, not a pseudonym. We ask for your email address in case we wish to contact you - it will not be
made public and we do not use it for any other purpose.
Want to write a longer comment to this article? Email firstname.lastname@example.org