Highlights from the 55th Venice Biennale in 15 Vine Videos

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Back in June I travelled to Venice to visit (for the third time) the Venice Biennale.

It was so nice to be back in this romantic city, see amazing Art, eat at Pizza Al Volo, the best pizza in the world and go back to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection (where I interned 6 (!) years ago).

The trip took place just after I opened my Vine account, which I was all excited about. What a useful social media tool I thought to myself, especially for documenting and sharing art-related content. Looking again at the videos, and thinking again about the Biennale, I decided it would be interesting to share these memories with you and experiment a little bit with a vine blog post.

Each Vine presents 6 seconds with my highlights from the Biennale’s national pavilions alongside useful details about them.

So here’s an Oh-So-Arty tour at the Venice Biennale in vine videos which were all taken by Fima Shlick (follow his beautiful work on Facebook).


Belgian Pavilion

Exhibition: Cripplewood

Artist: Berlinde De Bruyckere

Curator: J.M. Coetzee

Venue: Giardini della Biennale


British Pavilion

Exhibition: English Magic

Artist: Jeremy Deller

Curator: Emma Gifford-Mead

Venue: Giardini della Biennale


Central Asian Pavilion

Exhibition: Winter

Artists: Vyacheslav Akhunov (Uzbekistan), Saodat Ismailova (Uzbekistan), Kamilla Kurmanbekova & Erlan Tuyakov (Kazakhstan), Ikuru Kuwajima (Kazakhstan), Anton Rodin and Sergey Chutkov (Tajikistan)Ikuru Kuwajima (Kazakhstan), Aza Shade (Kyrgyzstan)

Curators: Ayatgali Tuleubek and Tiago Bom

Venue: Palazzo Malipiero, San Marco 3079, 1st floor


Dutch Pavilion

Exhibition: Room with Broken Sentence

Artist: Mark Manders

Curator: Lorenzo Benedetti

Venue: Giardini della Biennale


Estonian Pavilion

Exhibition: Evident in Advance

Artist: Dénes Farkas

Curator: Adam Budak

Venue:  Palazzo Malipiero, San Marco 3079, 2nd floor


French Pavilion (in the German Pavilion)

Exhibition: Ravel Ravel Unravel

Artist: Anri Sala

Curator: Christine Macel

Venue: Giardini della Biennale


German Pavilion (in the French Pavilion)

Artists: Ai Weiwei, Romuald Karmakar, Santu Mofokeng, Dayanita Singh

Curator: Susanne Gaensheimer

Venue: Giardini della Biennale


Israeli Pavilion

Exhibition: The Workshop

Artist: Gilad Ratman

Curator: Sergio Edelsztein

VENUE: Giardini della Biennale


Korean Pavilion

Exhibition: To Breath- Bottari

Artist: Kimsooja

Curator: Seungduk Kim

Venue: Giardini della Biennale


Lebanese Pavilion

Exhibition: Letter to a refusing pilot

Artist: Akram Zaatari

Curators: Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath

Venue: Arsenale – Tese Cinquecentesche


Romanian Pavilion

Exhibition: An Immaterial Retrospective of the Venice Biennale

Artists: Alexandra Pirici and Manuel Pelmuş

Curator: Raluca Voinea

Venue: Giardini della Biennale


Russian Pavilion

Exhibition: Danae

Artist: Vadim Zakharov

Curator: Udo Kittelmann

Venue: Giardini della Biennale


Spanish Pavilion

Artist: Lara Almarcegui

Curator: Octavio Zaya

Venue: Giardini della Biennale


The Bahamas Pavilion

Artist: Tavares Strachan (See images of his recent show at Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, here)

Curators:  Jean Crutchfield and Robert Hobbs

Venue: Arsenale – Tese Cinquecentesche


U.S. Pavilion

Exhibition: Triple Point

Artist: Sarah Sze

Curators: Holly Block and Carey Lovelace

Venue: Giardini della Biennale