57th Venice Biennale review – the Germans steal the show

May 14, 2017

The Observer review of the 57th Venice Biennale opens with Taus Makhacheva Tightrope, 2015. ‘High in the Caucasian mountains, beneath a canopy of blazing blue sky, a tightrope walker inches between two peaks. Nothing prevents him from plummeting but his own skill – and the curious prop of a picture’. Text by Laura Cumming.

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