ECFA recently traveled to Venice, Italy to explore the fantastic collections and exhibitions surrounding the 2019 Biennale Arte. This year’s title for the 58th International Art Exhibition at the Biennale is aptly named May You Live In Interesting Times. Not so much a theme as an invitation, the title comes from an English expression that is falsely cited as a Chinese proverb. It simultaneously addresses today’s teetering socio-political climate while acting as entry point to engage with our world’s cultural complexities through art. Seventy-nine artists from around the world are featured in the exhibition including U.S. artists George Condo, Alex da Corte, Martine Gutierrez, Jimmie Durham, Darren Bader, and Ian Cheng.