One of the super yachts lined up on the Riva dei Sette Martiri, on the way to the Giardini. The Death Star-like Stella Maris was by far the most impressive in the billionaire-mile line up.
The French Pavilion, with the ‘Merzbau musical’ project by Xavier Veilhan.
Inside the French Pavilion, the crowd gathers at the entrance to the main room. The installation makes a play on volume and decor, inspired by the world of the recording studio. The interior was constructed from plywood and incredibly striking. Curated by Lionel Bovier and Christian Marclay.
Inside, various instruments and a 360 degree camera wait for the beginnings of that day’s performance.
The USA Pavilion, with work by Mark Bradford, entitled ‘Tomorrow is Another Day’.
Mark’s work in the first room of the USA Pavilion. The single file of visitors had to squeeze past this growth-like work, many struggling to simultaneously snap images for Instagram.
The rotunda, spiralling with painted-and-bleached black-and-gold paper.