The Easel

Huge, diverse and yet monotonous, the Venice Biennale is very like the EU

Perhaps the Venice Biennale has become too big to coherently address a single theme. Even so, critics seem in no mood to be forgiving. Says one “This exhibition fails to say anything new with impressive consistency. What a shame that’s the only impressive thing about it.” The above writer concurs: “The whole affair is so huge, so diverse and yet — in many ways — so monotonous.”