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Venice Biennale

Interview - 02 Sep 2013

James Richards talks about his inclusion in the 55th Venice Biennale

Documentary - 24 Jul 2013

Reaction to the main show 'The Encyclopedic Palace'

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

By Amy Sherlock
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.

By Jörg Heiser
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:

By Dan Fox
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?

By Christy Lange
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

By Sam Thorne
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.

By Paul Teasdale
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.

By Dominikus Mueller
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

By Robert Barry

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

By Jörg Heiser