Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Interview with Paolo Baratta on how he revived the Venice Biennale

As chairman of the Venice Biennale foundation, Paolo Baratta has been credited with reinvigorating the Biennale and ensuring it is largely self-funded. With the news that his successor Giulio Malgara (an ally of Silvio Berlusconi) has withdrawn his nomination to head the Biennale, some expect to see him reappointed to the post. In an interview first published in Il Giornale dell'Arte, the man who gave Venice a new lease of life looks back on his tenure. Read more...
Image: Paolo Baratta, outgoing chairman of the Venice Biennale foundation