Hot under the collar: Venice Biennale artist uses 27,000 neckties for installation

By Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Venice

UK-based Israeli artist Michal Cole says work is ‘silent embroidered scream’ against global patriarchy

Few items symbolise masculine pomp and power quite like a necktie – they sit around boardroom tables, witness business deals, attend interviews and are loosened in pubs.

But, at this year’s Venice Biennale, one artist has turned 27,000 of these potent strips of silk into a vast artwork which is a “silent embroidered scream” against the global patriarchy.

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