Barca Nostra: The Art of Disaster

Chronicle by Camille Reynaud

Summary

From May to November 2019, visitors of the 58th Venice Biennale can walk through Barca Nostra, a fishing vessel that sank in the Mediterranean in April 2015. Exhibiting this shipwreck—in which nearly a thousand migrants met their death—as an art object has spurred much debate.

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