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Venice Biennale 52nd International Art Exhibition

Around the World

The Venice Biennale is arguably the world's most dramatic art event, if not the most influential. With national cultural reputations at stake, artists prepare ambitious installations or bodies of work for exhibition. Yet the Biennale is more than an art Olympics, as some view it. Chosen by a subjective selection process, national pavilions are already contested territory before they enter the field of competition. Some artists may be politically opposed to representing their nation, but appreciate the international exposure at Venice. Others view the national pavilion as…

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