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If the purpose of art is to elicit a strong reaction then exhibiting a shipwreck at one of the world's biggest art exhibitions has passed the test. But has it overstepped the boundaries of taste? Critics have hit out at the use of the hull of the ship, in which hundreds of migrants drowned, at the Venice Biennale. The fishing vessel sunk on its trip from Libya to Italy in 2015 and at least 700 people, many from Africa, are believed to have died as a result. Swiss-Icelandic artist Christoph Büchel brought the boat to the Biennale which opened to the public at the weekend. He said that his exhibit, Barca Nostra (Our Boat), was intended to be "a monument to contemporary migration". It was th... Full story

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