Venice Biennale

10 Art Fair Horror Stories


The Venice Biennale opened to the press last week, more or less without a hitch. Reviews were mostly admiring, and heavy on praise for Massimiliano Gioni, the Director of Exhibitions at the New Museum, and the Biennale’s youngest-ever curator. Given his eager availability in a run-up to the fair’s opening, which Gallerist called a “force-five media machine,” Gioni is coming off as a refined director. There are nevertheless a few things that can be copped off to good luck. Here are a  few of the greatest art fair disasters, which Gioni fortunately missed.
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