Last chance to visit the Venice Biennale. The 5 pavilions you should not miss

French Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

It’s nearly time to say goodbye to the 2015 Venice Biennale. But in case you have not seen it, you have a last chance to do it before it ends on 22nd of November.

It’s too late now to try to see everything (because everything is a lot), so try to limit your visit to the unmissable. Here our suggestions:

1. Japan Pavilion, Giardini. ‘The Key in the Hand’ by Chiharu Shiota is the most appealing of the pavilions. The artist collected hundred of keys from friends, acquaintances, people around Japan and linked them together with red yarn. Shiota’s project is a reflection upon the valuables things of our daily life, how they are linked to each other, how we entrust them to others.

Japan Pavilion at Venice Biennale

2. Australian Pavilion, Giardini. In her project ‘Wrong Way Time’ Fiona Hall bring together apparently different elements linked by three main topics: global politics, world finances and the environment. Moreover is the only pavilion in the history of the Biennale which has been rebuilt from scratch. The new building is so technologically advanced it could host the Gioconda inside and everything could be remotely checked from an iPhone.

Australian Pavilion at Venice Biennale
3. Tuvalu Pavilion, Arsenale. Walk on water at the Tuvalu Pavilion. ‘Crossing the Tide’ by Vincent J.F. Huang, is a reflection on global warming and the danger of disappearing Tuvalu Islands are facing.

Tuvalu Pavilion at Venice Biennale

4. Jaume Plensa, San Giorgio. One of the most beautiful exhibition is the one by the Spanish sculpture Jaume Plensa’s ‘Together’. A selection of alabaster figures carved using reformed scans of real girls. They are like nomads, who travelled, settled and travelled again.

Jaume Plensa at San Giorgio Island

5. Italian Pavilion, Tese delle Vergini at Arsenale. ‘Codice Italia’ gathers artists such as Alis/Filliol, Andrea Aquilanti, Francesco Barocco, Vanessa Beecroft, Antonio Biasiucci, Giuseppe Caccavale, Paolo Gioli, Jannis Kounellis, Nino Longobardi, Marzia Migliora, Luca Monterastelli, Mimmo Paladino, Claudio Parmiggiani, Nicola Samorì and Aldo Tambellini. 

Mimmo Paladino at the Venice Biennale


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