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Arsenale and Central Pavillion

Venice Biennale

The Encyclopedic Palace

MARINO AURITI, Il Enciclopedico Palazzo del Mondo, c. 1950. Installed at the Arsenale, Venice Biennale, 2013. 

Wood, plastic, glass, metal, hair combs, model-kit parts, 335 x 213 x 213 cm. Photo by HG Masters for ArtAsiaPacific

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