Boat in which hundreds of migrants died displayed at Venice Biennale

Haunting wreck of vessel that sank in 2015 will confront visitors to art world’s gathering

As a huddle of artists and curators watched from the shore, the immense rusted, pitted body of a wrecked ship was painstakingly brought to shore at Venice’s ancient Arsenale, one of the venues for the city’s art Biennale.

It is the remains of one of the Mediterranean’s most shocking tragedies, in which between 700 and 1,100 people perished.

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