Collateral events, para-pavillions and unofficial pavilions-- aka the benign collateral damage of this year's 54th Venice Biennale- were an overflow across the islands and lagoon of tens of "pavilions" and exhibitions. Gargantuan (and playful) sea animals lounging around Venice were art world red herrings, but I loved seeing them. Ukraine's monumental installation of pixelated (yes, I know! Decorated eggs!) is beautiful. And the Prada Foundation's new gallery space Ca' Corner has a literally inspiring collection. Is Venice about to become Italy's contemporary art foundation capital?
Personally, I think these off-site exhibitions are the true success of the Biennale- excess art.
- As hard as we tried, it was impossible for Giovi and I to traipse into every off-site exhibition.
- Thank you, Wales Pavilion for the delicious cakes, very much needed after a day of trying to do everything
- Go out of your way to find Taiwan's Taipei Soundscape (near the Bridge of Sighs)- the perfect place for visual decompression[slideshow]