Christoph Büchel Pressured to Return Boat Borrowed for Biennale to Sicily

December 3rd, 2020

Artist Christoph Büchel is being pressured by the Venice Biennale to return the sunken boat he exhibited at last year’s Venice Biennale in memory of the drowned migrants who died onboard. “Starting in November 2019, we have repeatedly asked Christoph Büchel and his gallery Hauser & Wirth, to respect the commitment the artist made to return [the boat] to its owner, the municipality of Augusta in Sicily, which loaned it to Büchel,” the Venice Biennale said in a statement.

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