Australia’s biggest year at Venice

There are more Australians showing at the Venice Biennale than ever before and it is not only the new pavilion creating a buzz.
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 Reko Rennie, Regalia Image via Recko Rennie

With a new national pavilion and Fiona Hall’s striking show Wrong Way Time to launch it, there is no surprise that the official Australian exhibition  is listened on a great many best-of lists – our own Top Ten at  the Venice Biennale included.

But the national show is by no means the only Australian attraction at the 56th Venice Biennale.​The main exhibition All the World’s Futures includes a disproportionate seven Australian artists among the 136, partly the result of a successful visit to Australia by curator Okwui Enwezor last year.

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Naima Morelli
About the Author
Naima Morelli is an arts writer with a particular interest in contemporary art from the Asia Pacific region and the emerging art systems. She is a regular contributor to CoBo Social, Culture360 and Middle East Monitor, among others, and the author of a book about contemporary art in Indonesia.