Wednesday, September 03, 2014


Although many saw it as biting the hand that feeds you the artist protest at the last Biennale of Sydney that saw main sponsors Transfield retire was in line with a growing reluctance of artists to be associated with bad brands. Now at this year's São Paulo Biennial 61 artists and the curators of the event have asked to be 'disassociated' from funding that came to the Biennial from Israel. The result was what will no doubt become an emblematic picture of two security guys being employed to block out the Israeli branding at the Biennial's opening.