in One Takes | 16 MAY 17

Venice: In Pictures

Images from the 57th Venice Biennale

in One Takes | 16 MAY 17

Installed in the Arsenale and Giardini, the 57th Venice Biennale runs from 13 May till 26 November 2017. This year the main show in curated by Christine Macel, chief curator at the Centre Pompidou in Paris

Anne Imhof, Faust, 2017, performance documentation, German Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale. Courtesy: the artist; photograph: © Nadine Fraczkowski

Anne Imhof’s German Pavilion won the Golden Lion for the best pavilion this year. The pavilion was curated by Susanne Pfeffer, director of the Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany. Courtesy: La Biennale di Venezia; photograph: Jacopo Salvi

Sheila Hicks, Escalade Beyond Chromatic Lands, 2016-17, mixed media, natural and synthetic fibres, cloth, slate, bamboo, sunbrella, 6 x 16 x 4 m. Photograph: Andrea Avezzù  

Rina Banerjee works installed in the Arsenale. In the background, an installation by Ernesto Neto. Photograph: Andrea Avezzù

Charles Atlas, The Tyranny of Consciousness, 2017, five-channel video installation. Photograph: Andrea Avezzù 

One of a group of sculptures by Erika Verzutti, 2003-17, installation view, the gardens of the Arsenale. Photograph: Andrea Avezzù 

Rasheed Araeen, Zero to Infinity in Venice, 2016-17, painted wood, dimensions variable, installation view, Arsenale. Photograph: Andrea Avezzù 

Koki Tanaka, Of Walking in Unknown, 2017, documentation of action, objects, HD video, installation view, Arsenale. Photograph: Andrea Avezzù 

Abdullah Al Saadi, Diary dates from the series ‘Al Saadi’s Diaries’, 2016, diaries in a metal box, rolls, installation view, Central Pavilion, Giardini, 57th Venice Biennale. Photograph: Francesco Galli 

Mondrian Fan Club (David Medalla & Adam Nankervis), Mondrian Pavilion, 2017, performance documentation. Photograph: Francesco Galli 

Exterior of the Italian Pavilion, curated by Cecilia Alemani, Arsenale

Salvatore Arancio, It Was Only a Matter of Time Before We Found the Pyramid and Forced It Open, 2017, glazed and unglazed ceramic, epoxy resin, dimensions variable

 Alicja Kwade, WeltenLinie, 2017, powder-coated steel, mirror,stone, bronze, aluminium, wood, petrified wood, 6 x 15.4 x 8.5 m. Photograph: Italo Rondinella 

Alicja Kwade, Pars pro Toto, 2017, natural stone, sound, dimensions variable, installation view, Arsenale. Photograph: Italo Rondinella 

Petrit Halilaj, Do you realise there is a rainbow even if it’s night!? (detail), 2017, Qilim/Dyshek/Jan carpets from Kosovo, polyester, flokati, chenille wire, stainless steel, brass dimensions variable, installation view, Arsenale. Photograph: Italo Rondinella 

Leanor Antunes, …then we raised the terrain so that I could see out. (detail), 2017, mixed media installation, 9 x 3 x 24 m, installation view, Arsenale. Photograph: Italo Rondinella 

Huguette Caland, various works, 1971-1995, mixed material, installation view, Arsenale. Photograph: Italo Rondinella 

Kader Attia, Narrative Vibrations, 2017, mixed media installation, dimensions variable, installation view, Arsenale. Photograph: Italo Rondinella 

 Hassan Khan (winner of the Silver Lion for most promising artist), Composition for a Public Park, 2013/2017, multi-channel sound installation, gardens of the Arsenale. Photograph: Italo Rondinella 

Ernesto Neto, Encounter with the Huni Kuin – Boa Dance conducted with the Huni Kuin, 2017, performance documentation, Arsenale. Photograph: Italo Rondinella 

Franz Erhard Walther (winner of the Golden Lion for best artist), Eight Stride Pedestal activation, 2017, performance documentation, Arsenale. Photograph: Jacopo Salvi 

Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Third Lung, 2017, performance documentation, Arsenale. Photograph: Jacopo Salvi 

THE PLAY, IE: THE PLAY HAVE A HOUSE, 2017, performance documentation, Arsenale. Photograph: Jacopo Salvi 

Olafur Eliasson, Green light – An artistic workshop, 2017, installation view, Central Pavilion, Giardini. Photograph: Francesco Galli 

Highlights of the main show curated by Christine Macel, ‘Viva Arte Viva’, for the 57th Venice Biennale.

The 57th Venice Biennale runs from 13 May till 26 November 2017. All images courtesy: La Biennale di Venezia.

Main image: External view of Ca’ Giustinian, the organizers’ office of the Venice Biennale. Photograph: Giulio Squillacciotti

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