Get a Sneak Peek Inside the 56th Venice Biennale on Instagram

Check out Joan Jonas, Danh Vo, and Sarah Lucas.

"#chiharusiota #japan #pavilion #VeniceBiennale #keyinhand #gioppone" - @lapislazulibbl
"A moment of quiet for #JoanJonas, Ozu, and @paulha2 before @la_biennale_di_venezia's vernissage officially opens" - @resnicowculture

“A moment of quiet for #JoanJonas, Ozu, and @paulha2 before @la_biennale_di_venezia’s vernissage officially opens” – @resnicowculture

While the 56th Venice Biennale doesn’t officially open until May 9, true insiders are rarely expected to wait until the public opening to see (and share!) an important exhibition (see Everything You Need To Know About the Venice Biennale 2015). Thanks to Instagram, the rest of us can follow along from home as the first Biennale-goers witness world-renowned artists putting the final touches on their pavilions. Of course, in addition to the Biennale itself, there are countless collateral gallery shows and installations throughout the city. Check out some of the most buzzed-about works by Sarah Lucas, Joan Jonas (her installation at the US pavilion is pictured above), Danh Vo, and more.

"Worshipping the modern totem #dahnvo #ausatvenice #BiennaleArte2015" - @ritaarrigo

“Worshipping the modern totem #dahnvo #ausatvenice #BiennaleArte2015” – @ritaarrigo

Danh Vo at the Danish Pavilion.

"Almost ready...#mariomerz #galleriedellaccademia #venice #veniceniennale" - @bartolomeo.pietromarchi

“Almost ready…#mariomerz #galleriedellaccademia #venice #veniceniennale” – @bartolomeo.pietromarchi

Mario Merz at the Gallerie dell’Accademia.

"Together by #JaumePlensa in the Basilica San Giorgio #togethervenice @togethervenice @la_biennale_di_venezia #biennalearte2015 #biennaledivenezia #art #venice #travel #explore" - @brendonoco

“Together by #JaumePlensa in the Basilica San Giorgio #togethervenice @togethervenice @la_biennale_di_venezia #biennalearte2015 #biennaledivenezia #art #venice #travel #explore” – @brendonoco

Jaume Plensa at the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore.

"Currently in Venice...#recyclegroup #venicebiennale #regram from @recycleart" - @richardtaittingergallery

“Currently in Venice…#recyclegroup #venicebiennale #regram from @recycleart” – @richardtaittingergallery

Recycle Group in a collateral event at Chiesa di Sant’Antonin.

"This is going to be one of my new favourite spots in town, exhibition officially opens 9 May" - @lifeinvenice

“This is going to be one of my new favourite spots in town, exhibition officially opens 9 May” – @lifeinvenice

Ursula von Rydingsvard at Giardino della Marinaressa.

"#palazzogrimani #venice #biennale #biennalearte2015 #mounting #exhibition #eddiprabandono #vespa #indonesia" - @featm

“#palazzogrimani #venice #biennale #biennalearte2015 #mounting #exhibition #eddiprabandono #vespa #indonesia” – @featm

Eddi Prabandono at the Frontiers Reimagined.

"It's almost time for #Biennale: Alexandre Dang's "Dancing Solar Flowers" installation will welcome visitors in the Ca' Foscari main courtyard from next Thursday, May 7th! Each flower contains a photovoltaic solar cell that will allow it to move constantly (as long as there is light!)" - @cafoscariuniversity

“It’s almost time for #Biennale: Alexandre Dang’s “Dancing Solar Flowers” installation will welcome visitors in the Ca’ Foscari main courtyard from next Thursday, May 7th! Each flower contains a photovoltaic solar cell that will allow it to move constantly (as long as there is light!)” – @cafoscariuniversity

Alexandre Dang’s “Dancing Solar Flowers” at the Cortile Grande of Ca’Foscari University of Venice.

"Sarah Lucas. Absolute Man Beach Rubble (c) Sadie Coles HQ #art #contemporaryart #provocative #sarahlucas #britishart #labiennale2015 #labiennale #venice #venezia #venice2015 #venezia2015" - @lecorbusier.ru

“Sarah Lucas. Absolute Man Beach Rubble (c) Sadie Coles HQ #art #contemporaryart #provocative #sarahlucas #britishart #labiennale2015 #labiennale #venice #venezia #venice2015 #venezia2015” – @lecorbusier.ru

"Sarah Lucas at the #britishpavilion #venicebiennale #sarahlucas #heaven @maxfalkenstein @sadiecoleshq #gladstonegallery" - @kimberlygouldartadvisory

“Sarah Lucas at the #britishpavilion #venicebiennale #sarahlucas #heaven @maxfalkenstein @sadiecoleshq #gladstonegallery” – @kimberlygouldartadvisory

Sarah Lucas at the British Pavilion.

"@nationalpavilionuae #nationalpavilionuae #uaeinvenice #Venice #venicebiennale" - @hooralq

“@nationalpavilionuae #nationalpavilionuae #uaeinvenice #Venice #venicebiennale” – @hooralq

United Arab Emirates Pavilion.

"Simon Denny #secretpower installation in the Marco Polo Airport #newzealandpavillion #venicebiennale" - @dismagazine

“Simon Denny #secretpower installation in the Marco Polo Airport #newzealandpavillion #venicebiennale” – @dismagazine

Simon Denny at Marco Polo Airport.

"Oh #bgl Oh! #CanadaPavilion #venicebiennale" - @jeaniemontreal

“Oh #bgl Oh! #CanadaPavilion #venicebiennale” – @jeaniemontreal

BGL at the Canadian Pavilion.

"Baselitz at #venicebiennale" - @victorrodrigueznyc

“Baselitz at #venicebiennale” – @victorrodrigueznyc

Georg Baselitz at Special Presentations.

"#pamelarosenkranz at the #swisspavillion #venicebiennale2015" - @mrmattiadeluca

“#pamelarosenkranz at the #swisspavillion #venicebiennale2015” – @mrmattiadeluca

Pamela Rosenkranz at the Swiss Pavilion.

"Robert Pruitt: Flea Market #AplusA #venice #venezia #venicebiennale #robertpruitt" - @my_art_guides

“Robert Pruitt: Flea Market
#AplusA #venice #venezia #venicebiennale #robertpruitt” – @my_art_guides

"I survived Uncle Rob's Flea Market! #robpruitt #fearlessleader #fleamarket #venice #venezia #biennale #biennale2015 #venicebiennale #ApiuA" - @marina_allora_rotondo

“I survived Uncle Rob’s Flea Market! #robpruitt #fearlessleader #fleamarket #venice #venezia #biennale #biennale2015 #venicebiennale #ApiuA” – @marina_allora_rotondo

Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market.

"Sean Lynch, Adventure: Capital, #IrishPavilion, 56. #VeniceBiennale" - @kunstkritikk

“Sean Lynch, Adventure: Capital, #IrishPavilion, 56. #VeniceBiennale” – @kunstkritikk

Sean Lynch at the Irish Pavilion.

"#japaneesepavilion #venicebiennale" - @alessandrobelgiojoso

“#japaneesepavilion #venicebiennale” – @alessandrobelgiojoso

"#chiharusiota #japan #pavilion #VeniceBiennale #keyinhand #gioppone" - @lapislazulibbl

“#chiharusiota #japan #pavilion #VeniceBiennale #keyinhand #gioppone” – @lapislazulibbl

Chiharu Shiota at the Japanese Pavilion.

"#herman #devries #dutch #holland #pavilion #olanda #VeniceBiennale" - @lapislazulibbl

“#herman #devries #dutch #holland #pavilion #olanda #VeniceBiennale” – @lapislazulibbl

Herman De Vries at the Dutch Pavilion.

"The sound of trees #france #pavilion #VeniceBiennale #coolerthanitlooks" - @lapislazulibbl

“The sound of trees #france #pavilion #VeniceBiennale #coolerthanitlooks” – @lapislazulibbl

Céleste Boursier-Mougenot at the French Pavilion.

"#MariaAgrimika#GreecePavilion#venicebiennale" - @mocalondon

“#MariaAgrimika#GreecePavilion#venicebiennale” – @mocalondon

Maria Papadimitrou at the Greek Pavilion.

"Lili Reynaud Dewar, My Epidemic (Small Bad Blood Opera), 2015. All the World's Future, 56. #VeniceBiennale" - @kunstkritikk

“Lili Reynaud Dewar, My Epidemic (Small Bad Blood Opera), 2015. All the World’s Future, 56. #VeniceBiennale” – @kunstkritikk

Lili Reynaud-Dewar in the Arena.

"#sarkis #respiro #turkishpavillion #venicebiennale #biennaledivenezia #arsenale" - @picklespr

“#sarkis #respiro #turkishpavillion #venicebiennale #biennaledivenezia #arsenale” – @picklespr

Sarkis at the Turkish Pavilion.

"#katrinfridriks #palazzobembo #venicebiennale #art #installationart #fridriks #venice #contemporary Check "Perception of the Stendhal Syndrome" installation preview 16-18h preview MAY 7 & 8 look fw seeing UUU" - @katrinfridriks

“#katrinfridriks #palazzobembo #venicebiennale #art #installationart #fridriks #venice #contemporary Check “Perception of the Stendhal Syndrome” installation preview 16-18h preview MAY 7 & 8 look fw seeing UUU” – @katrinfridriks

Katrin Fridriks at Palazzo Bembo.

"Rapture #camillenorment #nordicpavilion #oca #norwayinvenice" - @oca_norway

“Rapture #camillenorment #nordicpavilion #oca #norwayinvenice” – @oca_norway

Camille Norment at the Nordic Pavilion.

"#VeniceBiennale The Taipei Fine Arts Museum of #Taiwan presents: Wu Tien-Chang "Never Say Goodbye" at Palazzo delle Prigioni" - @drosteeffectmag

“#VeniceBiennale The Taipei Fine Arts Museum of #Taiwan presents: Wu Tien-Chang “Never Say Goodbye” at Palazzo delle Prigioni” – @drosteeffectmag

Wu Tien-chang at the Taiwanese Pavilion.

"#koreanpavillion #venice #venicebiennale #moon #jeon" - @alessandrobelgiojoso

“#koreanpavillion #venice #venicebiennale #moon #jeon” – @alessandrobelgiojoso

MOON Kyungwon at the Korean Pavilion.


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