5 Jun 2013

Tuvalu artwork catches international attention in Venice

3:19 pm on 5 June 2013

Tuvalu's plight as a victim of climate change may reach an even bigger audience through art after its exposure at the Venice Biennale.

Artist Vincent Huang says his artwork depicting Tuvalu's plight has caught the eye of dozens of international journalists and art museum curators from Europe and the United States.

Huang says his mock slaughter machine at the Tuvalu Pavilion is drawing a mixed reaction from viewers.

"I told a lot of the people, actually we are living in modern society, everybody, everywhere we are killing the environment. We also contribute to climate change."

Vincent Huang says several art curators have expressed interest in displaying the artwork.