55th Venice Biennale

Marino Auriti, Il Enciclopedico Palazzo del Mondo (The Encyclopedic Palace of the World), c.1950s, installation view, Arsenale. Courtesy: La Biennale di Venezia; photograph: Francesco Galli

The 55th Venice Biennale

By Sam Thorne
Jamal Penjweny, from the series ‘Saddam is Here’, 2009–10, photograph. Courtesy: the artist and RUYA Foundation, Baghdad

The 55th Venice Biennale

By Jennifer Higgie
Hito Steyerl, How Not To Be Seen: A Fucking Didactic Educational .MOV File, 2013, HD video still. Courtesy: the artist

The 55th Venice Biennale

By Jörg Heiser
Sarah Sze, Triple Point (Eclipse), 2013,installation view at the U.S. Pavilion, Giardini. Courtesy: Victoria Miro, London, and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

The 55th Venice Biennale

By Dan Fox
Jeremy Deller, We Sit Starving Amidst Our Gold, 2013, wall painting by Stuart Sam Hughes, British Pavilion, Giardini. Courtesy: British Council; photograph: Cristiano Corte. Jeremy Deller’s 'English Magic' is at La Biennale di Venezia until 24 November and will tour national UK venues in 2014 www.britishcouncil.org/visualarts

The 55th Venice Biennale

By Tom Morton
Luigi Ghirri, Capri, 1982, from ‘Viaggio in Italia’ (Journey through Italy), 1973–84, photograph. Courtesy: Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea, Cinisello Balsamo © The Estate of Luigi Ghirri

The 55th Venice Biennale

By Barbara Casavecchia
Zanele Muholi, Thlalefo 'Zeal' Ntseane, Mafikeng, North West, 2011, photograph. Courtesy: the artist

The 55th Venice Biennale

By Sean O'Toole
Massimiliano Gioni holding an art work by Gianfranco Baruchello,  2010. Courtesy: Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan; photograph: Marco De Scalzi.

Massimiliano Gioni discusses his plans for the 55th Venice Biennale, ‘The Encyclopaedic Palace’

By Barbara Casavecchia