PHOTO OF THE DAY

Boat as an art object

Share

Venice The 2019 Venice Biennale promises to be a delight A lot of curious installations, but the most controversial one, perhaps, everything is clear already is Barca Nostra. It's amazing how someone came up with the idea to turn a boat with a tragic fate into a work a work of art.

She sank on April 18, 2015, carrying more than 800 migrants on board.

According to UN investigation, the Barca Nostra crashed into a cargo ship that came to its rescue, causing it sank in the Mediterranean Sea, burying a huge number of people alive - only 27 people survived the disaster.

More more than a year after it happened. the Italian government initiated ...to recover the rusted remains.., which were eventually transported to NATO's Sicilian NATO base. The corps spent the last three years until Swiss-Icelandic artist Christoph Büchel Büchel decided to exhibit it in biennale as an art installation.

According to Deutsche Welle, the cost of the salvage operation to raise the wreck from a depth of 370 meters amounted to €9,500,000.

The boat is now housed on the territory of«Arsenal»- a company that builds and equips warships. The aim of the authors of the project is a politically motivated project to remind the public, once again. of the ongoing migration crisis in Europe migration crisis in Europe.

Share
Found an error in the text?

Select the desired fragment
and press ctrl+enter,
or click here.

Please let us know about the error.