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  • May 15, 2015

FIELD TRIP: Venice Biennale Part 3—Collateral Exhibitions

Beyond the national pavilions are the collateral exhibitions—some are officially recognized as associated with the Venice Biennale, others are simply taking advantage of the art tourists tramping through palazzos looking for the next pavilion. Those bearing the Biennale's logo have paid upwards of 20,000 euros for the privilege and appear on the Biennale's website and publications. Others do their own advertising, hanging banners off the sides of palazzos or pasting stickers to the cobblestones and railings of bridges. The range in quality is wide, but so is the potential for the unexpected. 

The 56th Venice Biennale is on view until November 22, 2015.