Seven Must-See Pavilions at the 2017 Venice Biennale
Galerie spotlights some of the much-anticipated national pavilions
By Laura Van Straaten, galeriemagazine.com, Spring 2017
One of the grandest stops on the art world's Grand Tour, the Venice Biennale could be thought of as a World Cup for art. Sure, it lacks the fanaticism of FIFA's premier event, but the Biennale is arguably the planet's biggest stage for visual artists, offering its own spectacle. This year's festival, on view May 13 to November 26, will feature 85 countries seeking the Golden Lion, the award given to the top national presentation.