Naavu (We Together), by GR Iranna, in the India pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale. Comprising hundreds of individually adorned wooden paduka sandals, it symbolises Mahatma Gandhi’s rejection of leather and the collective pursuit of progress by individuals. Photo: Enid Tsui

Best of Asian art at the Venice Biennale: India’s Gandhi tribute, Pakistan’s debut, Taiwan, Hong Kong pavilions

  • Asian pavilions in Venice tackle some big themes, from colonial legacies and globalisation in Pakistan’s to surveillance and censorship in Taiwan’s
  • Asian artists are also well represented in the biennale’s international exhibition on the theme ‘May You Live In Interesting Times’
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Naavu (We Together), by GR Iranna, in the India pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale. Comprising hundreds of individually adorned wooden paduka sandals, it symbolises Mahatma Gandhi’s rejection of leather and the collective pursuit of progress by individuals. Photo: Enid Tsui
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