Most impactful beautiful pavilion at the 55th Biennale di Venezia was, for me, Vadim Zakharov’s Danae. Only women were allowed downstairs where gold coins rained down upon us. These coins were hoisted up through the levels of the pavilion with a crude bucket, into an intricate conveyor system to rain and repeat.
Ai Weiwei’s installation of 886 handcrafted wooden stools stacked and suspended in the pavilion.
British Pavilion showed works by Jeremy Deller, highlighting all good things British with a tearoom serving PG Tips, and a soundtrack of David Bowie.
Berlinda De Bruyckere’s Crippled Wood in the Belgium Pavilion.
Mark Manders in the Dutch Pavilion