Natascha Süder Happelmann is representing Germany at this year's Biennale. Her real name is, in fact, Natascha Sadr Haghighian. The artist also hid her face under a fake stone made from papier mache -- and let her spokeswoman do the talking.
Critical of how Europe handles refugees, artist Natascha Süder Happelmann has declared the German pavilion at the Venice International Art Exhibition an immigration detention center.
"May You Live in Interesting Times" is the title of the international art show featuring works that address a world in turmoil — and that includes a haunting monument to the thousands of migrants who have died at sea.
Venice hosts its biannual International Art Fair this year for the 58th time. Contrasts galore await visitors at the world's largest art spectacle — and more than ever, the artists are inspired by political events.
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