See Our 27 Favorite Images of Art at The 56th Venice Biennale
Our favorite shots of work by Simon Denny, Vik Muniz, and Sarah Lucas and much, much more.
As those of you following along from home know, it’s been an action-packed week of art, parties, and even an accidental dip into the canal in Venice at the 56th Biennale (see Venice Partygoers Fall Into Canal On Their Way to Fondazione Prada).
While not everyone was a fan of the art or the subject matter (see Okwui Enwezor’s 56th Venice Biennale Is Morose, Joyless, and Ugly, Playing Politics: JJ Charlesworth on Why Art World Hypocrisy Stars at the 56th Venice Biennale), most people appear to have been able to push past it all in search of a good time (see The Most Outlandish Things Seen at the 56th Venice Biennale So Far). Great food, beautiful weather, and scenic boat rides will do that to you.
If your Instagram feed is too overwhelming (or FOMO-inducing) to handle, but you’re craving a glimpse of the action, you’re in luck, because we’ve handpicked some of our favorite photographs from the sun-soaked week on the canals.
Hito Steyerl, Factory of the Sun at the German Pavilion.
Jeremy Deller, Factory Records at the Central Pavilion.
Bruce Nauman at the Arsenale.
John Akomfrah, Vertigo Sea in the Central Pavilion.
An elaborate chandelier at the Punta della Dogana building.
Petah Coyne Mirror, Mirror installation in Murano.
Fiona Hall, All The King’s Men at the Australian Pavilion.
Katharina Grosse, Untitled Trumpet at the Arsenale.
Eva & Adele SWATCH + Faces exhibition.
Anna Boghiguian, Armenity at the Armenian Pavilion.
Shilpa Gupta, My East is Your West at Palazzo Benzon.
Vik Muniz’s Lampedusa—the art world’s version of the gondola (see Why Does Vik Muniz’s Giant Paper Boat for the Venice Biennale Trivialize Europe’s Migrant Crisis?).
Simon Denny, Secret Power at the New Zealand Pavilion.
Vanessa Beecroft installation at the Italian Pavilion.
Sarah Lucas, I Scream Daddio at the British Pavilion.
Marina Abramovic, Miranda Mirianashvili, and Maria Baibakova at a party.
An Eve and Adele sighting at the British Pavilion.
Cate Blanchett is glamorous in green at the Australian Pavilion.
Gavin Brown goofs off.
Lili Reynaud Dewar, My Epidemic (Small Bad Blood Opera) in the Arena.
Chiharu Shiota, The Key in the Hand at the Japanese Pavilion.
Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market.
Pamela Rosenkranz, Our Product at the Swiss Pavilion.
Sean Lynch, Adventure: Capital at the Irish Pavilion.
Vincent J.F Huang at the Tuvalu Pavilion.
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