fbpx Biennale Arte 2019 | Michael Armitage
La Biennale di Venezia

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Michael Armitage

1984, Kenya


  • Arsenale
    TUE - SUN
    10 AM - 6 PM

    FRI - SAT UNTIL 5 OCTOBER
    10 AM - 8 PM

    Giardini
    TUE - SUN
    10 AM - 6 PM
  • Central Pavilion / Arsenale
  • Admission with ticket

Located somewhere between a fantastical reality and the political chaos of modern life, Michael Armitage’s paintings weave together multiple narrative threads. As a keen observer of complex social dynamics, he subverts conventional codes of representation through the language of narrative painting. Magnifying issues of inequality and political uncertainty, the picturesque beauty of his vivid tableaux belies a sinister reality in which the collision of sumptuous detail and vibrant colour provides an insight into the social mores and political ideologies that govern everyday life in Nairobi.

Central Pavilion / Arsenale

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