Adrian Ghenie: Hits and Misses at the Venice Biennale’s National Pavilions

Article:  "Hits and Misses at the Venice Biennale’s National Pavilions"


" At the Romanian Pavilion, Adrian Ghenie has a tour de force presentation of some 20 paintings and drawings that take Charles Darwin as a prism through which to explore the loaded history of the 20th century. His expansive, psychologically nuanced compositions place the human figure at the center of history (albeit a highly male-centric one—the protagonists and anti-heroes of this history being Hitler, Lenin, Darwin, and van Gogh, each of whom make appearances in his work)."

adrian ghenie 27 JULY 1890 oil on canvas 230x170 cm  2015 taylor collection denver