Wednesday, 1 July 2009

What to see: The 53rd International Art Exhibition – La Biennale, Venice

It is summer in an odd-numbered year, which means the Biennale is taking place in Venice. Since the first exhibition in 1895, the Biennale has been one of the most important venues for showing modern and avant-garde art.
This year’s Biennale, the 53rd in the row, is called “Making Worlds”. It opened on 7 June and is on until 22 November, with more countries (77) than ever before taking part. The largest sections are at the Giardini and the Arsenale, but there are also exhibitions and events on many locations in the city itself and outside it.
The first photo shows glass artworks outside the Venetian pavilion, while the second shows a globe by Chen Zhen. Following them are images from the Spanish, Polish, Egyptian, French, Russian and Hungarian pavilions and finally a view of the Moroccan contribution, which is housed in the Church of Pietà.
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