Ricky Burdett comments on Berlusconi’s decision to oust head of Venice Biennale

17 October 2011

Burdett, who was director of the architecture biennale in 2006, commented to bdonline.co.uk on the PM’s surprising and widely controversial decision to replace Paolo Baratta as head of the Venice Biennale: “Baratta transformed the massive venue in Venice, bringing professionalism and verve to a fossilised bureaucracy…It is sad and depressing to see that local politics has once again won the day in a country that has so much to offer.” Read the full article (requires free registration).