Success in Venice? Canadian artists add their projects to a crowded Biennale


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Open this photo in gallery: Ydessa Hendeles, Grand Hotel (detail), 2022.Robert Keziere/Courtesy Ydessa Hendeles Ask Canadian art collector Bruce Bailey why he’s mounting his own independent show in Venice in the middle of the Biennale, and he scribbles a Latin motto on his business card and passes it over. Res ipsa loquitur – the thing speaks for itself. Bailey’s show, in the old church of San Samuele in the centre of Venice, features anti-heroic war art from his collection, starting with the full 82-etching suite of Francisco Goya’s macabre Disasters of War. Several years in the planning and prescient in...