The 56th Venice Biennale opened last weekend. Here are five reasons why a trip to the city of canals would be worth your time. Curated by Okwui Enwezor, the fair – themed “All the World’s Futures” – runs until November 22.


Pamela Rosenkranz’s installation “Our Product” transforms the Swiss pavilion into a giant bio-medical pool of paint.

The merge of art and architecture is evident in Camillie Morment’s installation “Rapture” in the Norwegian pavilion featuring shattered glass.

Check out Adelaide-based artist Fiona Hall’s installation “Wrong Way Time”, featuring charred cabinets filled with shredded money, maps and more.

Get lost in Chiharu Shiota’s installation at the Japanese pavilion featuring a sea of red nets intertwined with thousands of keys and wooden boats sourced from Hokusai.

Catch Joan Jonas’ eclectic and spine-tingling multimedia installation exploring eerie nature phenomena.