Artists Francis Alÿs, Song Dong and Rinus van de Velde were selected by curator Hans De Wolf to represent the Ministry of the Flemish community in the Nani Mocenigo Palace in Dorsoduro. De Wolf has developed a controversial and humorous exhibition, constructed around some of the most fundamental misunderstandings between Western tradition and the Far East. Traditionally, in the West, the idea of authorship has always been highly protected and linked with the notion of genius. Today, many artists operating in the avant-garde have transcended those ideas, a trend that started perhaps with Duchamp. What is not yet clear is the question of whether we have already come to terms with all possible consequences of this new situation, a question which became all the more obvious since a new kid appeared on the block: the Chinese artist. Taking Andy Warhol’s famous

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