East-West Divan at the Venice Biennale 2009 | TateShots



As well as official national pavilions, Venice is home to a number of collateral exhibitions and events, often representing people and places that wouldn’t normally get a look in.

Former Tate curator Jemima Montagu is presenting an exhibition of work by artists from Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan famously caricatured by George W. Bush as the Axis of Evil. She talks about the thriving visual culture of the region.

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