The curator of the Italian pavilion of the 2011 edition of the Venice Biennale Vittorio Sgarbi invited 200 intellectuals to select their favorite artists to show their work at the 54th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. To some, the show titled L’Arte non è Cosa Nostra (Art is Not the Cosa Nostra) looks like the Mafia has spent a lot of money to get their artist friends into the exhibition, but on the other hand it’s been said that Sgarbi considers the contemporary art scene as Mafia and that he wants to give the real artists a chance. Be that as it may, in this video we have a look at the exhibition and see how Vittorio Sgarbi is giving the Italian minister of culture Giancarlo Galan a guided tour.
L’Arte non è Cosa Nostra (Art is Not the Cosa Nostra) / Italian Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2011. Performance by curator Vittorio Sgarbi and Italian minister of culture, June 4, 2011.
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