In his second Biennale mandate, Harald Szeemann has watered down the old story about the “humane” character of artistic action. He had launched it at the previous 48th Biennale that numbered more invited women than male artists. He has now extended the exhibition area in Arsenale, but has also clearly returned to the roots of gesamtkunstwerk which has earned him a distinguished place among curators. Beuys’s appearance at the previous Exhibition was conspicuous and intriguing, yet the old/new director of the Visual Arts Section decided to postpone the effect for later, revealing thus a lack of strategic judgment. I am afraid that Beuys’s magical presence at this 49th Biennale was not as suggestive as the one two years earlier in the Giardini and Arsenale corridors. Even more so as the fifth dimension, that is, warmth – Szeemann was full of it in explaining why he had included Beuys’s installation in this year’s Exhibition – was far more intense back then than it is now when visitors can walk between scattered basalt blocks which suggest “The End of the Twentieth Century”, as the author named them, and the journey into the new.