The Venice Biennale embodies international relations and geopolitics on the very surface level. Its politics, however, are more complex.
Author name: Julia Bethwaite
Julia Bethwaite is a doctoral student in International Relations in the Faculty of Management, University of Tampere, Finland, and a member of the research projects 'Cultural Statecraft in International Relations: The Case of Russia' (Academy of Finland) and 'Spaces of Justice Across East-West Divide' (Kone Foundation). She explores the role of art in international relations with a focus on Russian actors in the transnational field of art, examining practices of cultural diplomacy, transnational cultural relations and the interaction of state and non-state actors within the field of art.