The Milk of Dreams – Persia Liu, Art History ‘22
This October I visited the Venice Biennale! I limited my visit to the two main venues, Arsenale and Giardini, enormous locations which house both historical and contemporary artworks by artists across the world. I dedicated one day to each venue and made sure to read every label and wall text. The main exhibition of the Biennale is held every second year in the two main venues, and pavilions across the city showcase arts from specific countries, including China, Japan, Korea, Palestine, Scotland, and the United States. This year’s exhibition was entitled The Milk of Dreams, inspired by a children’s book by British-born Mexican painter Leonora Carrington, and explores themes regarding the body, relationships between and amongst bodies, and bodies’ interactions with both nature and technology. The show was curated by Cecilia Alemani and is on view from April 23 until November 27, 2022.