The background on the Biennale is;
'for over a century (the Venice Biennale has) been one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world. Ever since its foundation in 1895, it has been in the avant-garde, promoting new artistic trends and organising international events in contemporary arts. It is world-beating for the International Film Festival, for the International Art Exhibition and for the International Architecture Exhibition, and continues the great tradition of the Festival of Contemporary Music, the Theatre Festival, now flanked by the Festival of Contemporary Dance.'
The wonderful 'Alison Lapper Pregnant' sculpture by Marc Quinn was visible on the approach to Venice.
Some of the many exhibits taking place around the city (above).
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, such a shame we didn't have time to go in.
Over 38 countries exhibit at the Venice Biennale. The Mr found this sign, visible from the Grand Canal, particularly amusing!
I didn't photograph any of them but there were lots of posters for a Caro exhibition all over the city as well. Can't believe I went all that way and an artist I've seen so often at home was exhibiting in Venice! Small world.