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Preview of the 53rd Venice Biennale

Making Brave New Worlds

by Ashley Rawlings

Looking ahead at some of the key events that will define the Venice Biennale this year

* The Venice Biennale officially states that there are 77 “national participations” in this year’s event.

This figure includes only countries with permanent and temporary pavilions and does not

include nations or territories participating in collateral events only—namely, Afghanistan, Pakistan,

Palestine and Taiwan. Likewise, individuals taking part in the Arsenale exhibition whose country

does not possess a national pavilion—this year, Benin and India—are not…

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