Exhibitions

Venice Biennale 2024: the worst art on show in the city

There's a lot to see during this year's edition of the city-wide event, so we've rounded up a few shows you might want to skip

Venice Biennale 2024: our pick of collateral shows

Alongside the main event, there's a plethora of exhibitions vying for visitors' attention. We've selected some of our favourites, ranging from Shahzia Sikander fairytale gothic palace to Andrzej Wróblewski's poignant depictions of war

Venice Biennale 2024 Review | Intimacy and violence: 'Foreigners Everywhere' explodes the Biennale model

Adriano Pedrosa's international exhibition combines the old and new to undermine Western narratives, but still creates a compelling survey of global contemporary art, in which Queer art stands out

Venice Biennale 2024: the must-see pavilions around town

Take a tour of a women's prison on Giudecca or a picturesque church in Cannaregio with our pick of pavilions beyond the Giardini and Arsenale

Elias Sime unearths the catastrophic beauty of mineral extraction in his new Venice show

The Ethiopian artist is exhibiting seven works built from technological waste such as computer motherboards and wire

Meditations on mortality: Venice exhibition revisits the photography of Peter Hujar

The show at Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pietà brings together the often haunting images of the US photographer who gained recognition only years after his untimely death

Venice Biennale 2024: the must-see pavilions in the Arsenale

Artists draw with their eyes and play with Zeus at the city's former shipyards and armories

The poetry in Jean Cocteau’s visual art celebrated in Venice exhibition

A multimedia exhibition at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection includes many of the famed filmmaker's drawings, including his sketches while working with Picasso on the ballet 'Parade'

The most spectacular locations to visit at this year’s Venice Biennale

Unique to the Biennale are its venues, which include beautiful historic buildings with interiors, art and artefacts that put many museums to shame

Artificial intelligence takes a deep dive in new Venice show

Josèfa Ntjam‘s exhibition depicts a fantasy world inhabited by AI-created creatures that recalls both the deep ocean and outer space

Willem de Kooning’s Italian adventures explored in Gallerie dell’Accademia show

The American artist’s prolific career included two spells in Italy, ten years apart. An exhibition in Venice explores the impact these visits had on his work

Venice Biennale 2024: the must-see pavilions in the Giardini

From cocoa-covered creations, to spaceships and rotting fruit, here is our selection of top shows from the first preview day

Anish Kapoor slams Venice Biennale title ‘Foreigners Everywhere’ for evoking ‘neo-fascism’

The artist says artistic director Adriano Pedrosa’s "dangerous slogan" reinforces the Italian government’s anti-migrant stance

Paintings saved from Notre Dame blaze to go on show in Paris

Religious works, restored by conservation experts, will be returned to the historic cathedral on the Seine

Powerhouse south London art organisation Gasworks celebrates 30 years

The exhibition space, international residency and workshop has given early platforms to now major names like Tania Bruguera, Sonia Boyce and Subodh Gupta

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Proud mum Madonna drops in on son Rocco’s Miami show

His "Pack a Punch" paintings are inspired by Thai boxers

Rejected Polish Venice Biennale artist to stage own show near national pavilion

Ignacy Czwartos will present 15 paintings in an exhibition entitled Polonia Uncensored—close to the Giardini site

Five museum shows to see in Chicago this spring

From a retrospective of Chicago Imagist Christina Ramberg to a group show of Native American photography and video

Max Levai, former president of soon closing Marlborough Gallery, brings Frank Auerbach exhibition to Venice

The dealer will show 12 works by the German-British painter spanning 50 years of his career

Secrets of Caravaggio’s last masterpiece revealed in new London show

The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula painting will take centre stage in a forthcoming show at the National Gallery

Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung to curate the São Paulo biennial in 2025

The Berlin-based curator has previously held roles at Documenta and the Dak’Art biennial in Senegal

Russia lending its Venice Biennale pavilion to Bolivia

The Russian pavilion will host a group exhibition of artists from South America organised by Bolivia’s Ministry of Cultures, Decolonisation and Depatriarchalisation

Nature, humanity and technology collide in Pierre Huyghe show

The French artist has embraced robotics and machine learning for his latest works, which are being premiered at his sprawling exhibition in Venice

Intimate photo stories of war

A thought-provoking exhibition of work by the late photojournalist Tim Hetherington at London's Imperial War Museum

Tate Modern swaps its Turners for a ride with Der Blaue Reiter

A London exhibition of the Expressionist movement aims to show “there is more to the early Modernist period than starry, solitary male artists”

Forbidden City and Versailles are brought together in Beijing exhibition

Show focuses on the golden age of collecting between France and China in the 17th and 18th centuries

China, France and a unifying love of bling: Palace Museum show draws on parallels between cultures

The exhibition in Beijing of 17th- and 18th-century objects from the Forbidden City and the Palace of Versailles will look at how artisans on opposite sides of the world influenced each other

Blockbuster Picasso show to head to Hong Kong next year

Musée National Picasso in Paris to loan more than 60 works to M+ museum