Venice Biennale

Interview - 24 Jul 2013

frieze editors and contributors share their thoughts on the national pavilions at the 2013 Venice Biennale

On Saturday, after the crowds of journalists had thinned out and the international press delivered their judgements, it was time for the official j

Karl Marx with subconscious masses in his beard – by Yüksel Arslan

The Biennale exhibition, curated by Massimiliano Gioni, has turned out to be something of a coup.

Installation view at the Pavilion of Cyprus and Lithuania (Photo: Robertas Narkus)

I left the damp and maddeningly labyrinthine beauty of Venice a few days ago. Here is an assortment of observations still nagging at me:

Robert Morris, 'Felt' (1967/2011) at 'When Attitudes Become Form: Bern 1969 / Venice 2013'

If old attitudes could become form again, what would they look like?

Marino Auriti, Enciclopedico Palazzo del Mondo (c.1950s)

The title for Massimiliano Gioni’s Venice Biennale – an exhibition which is mostly wonderful, often magisterial and elegantly provocative – comes f

Jeremy Deller A Good Day for Cyclists, British Pavilion 2013. All photographs courtesy: British Council; photographs: Cristiano Corte

A sense of magic pervades the main exhibition of this year's Venice Biennale.

Ai Weiwei, Bang, 2010–3

Um die Sache abzukürzen: Einiges, was man auf einem ersten Rundgang durch die Länderpavillons der Giardini auf der diesjährigen 55.

Artist Anri Sala will represent France at this year's 55th Venice Biennale. Photo © Julien Mignot / Eté 89

At the age of four, Anri Sala was taken to the Palace of Pioneers in Tirana, then capital of the People's Socialist Republic of Albania, in order t

From the Vatican to the Venice Biennale: the limits to symbolic acts of altruism

Press reaction to the 54th Venice Biennale

Re-enactment and Pro-enactments a theme of the 54th Venice Biennale