Political Issues Overshadow Artists and Events of Olympic Games

August 1st, 2016

Mariko Mori, via Art NewspaperThe Art Newspaper recaps the divisive issues surrounding the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, as the controversial evictions that the massive construction projects caused underscore continued inequalities and political unrest in the Brazilian city. The article particularly traces how the artists working with the event are viewing their work and involvement.  “It is rather unfortunate that the Olympics are happening now,” says Adriana Varejão. “Athletes are coming from all over the world for this, and I want to welcome them to my city with this work.”Read more at Art Newspaper