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  • Last October I spent some days visiting la Biennale of contemporary art in Venice, with my two teenagers daughters.
    La Biennale is an huge exhibition and visiting it in a few days is a sort of marathon for both body and mind.

    I was prepared to be attacked by protests, strikes, passive resistance actions. But nothing like this happened.

    My daughters were completely absorbed by the installations, they never stopped taking pictures, exploring spaces, running around.
    They reacted as if we were in a forest, on top of a mountain, or in front of the sea.

    Why is their behavior the opposite when we are visiting a picture gallery?
    Is contemporary art so much more immediate than a Tintoretto picture?
    Or have they the sensitivity to see that there is a game behind each work?

    We adults have lost this immediacy?
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