Venice

Immerse yourself in Venice in Paris… more crowd-pleasing multimedia shows being launched

A “behind the scenes” tour of Venice is the latest project from Grand Palais Immersif

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A black chandelier of skeletons and surveillance cameras: Ai Weiwei unveils his first show of glass sculptures in Venice

The dissident artist has created the one of the world's largest suspended Murano glass artworks

Virtual reality brings convenience and practicality to art—but it is more than just a gimmick

A Doug Aitken exhibition in Venice shows how VR can be useful to the art world, but the medium has standalone merits

Venice museums send supplies to help save Ukraine’s art

As part of the Save Ukraine Art network, essential materials to protect works from bombs, fire and damp are heading to Lviv National Art Gallery

At the Venice Biennale, Bosco Sodi’s pigments spur a historical reckoning

Sodi’s muscular, primordial works form a stark contrast to a Venetian palazzo’s ostentatious elegance

The best of the Venice Biennale: our critics’ review

Plus, artists Francis Alÿs, Sonia Boyce, Shubigi Rao and Na Chainkua Reindorf on their national pavilion shows; and a Bellini masterpiece

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Bittersweet triumph at Venice Biennale of late Indigenous artist Jaider Esbell

The Brazilian painter, sculptor, activist and writer killed himself last year

Venice Biennale 2022: the must-see pavilions in the Arsenale

From a Gauguin impersonation to fire raining from the sky, here are the best exhibitions in the city's former shipyards

Venice Biennale 2022: the must-see pavilions in the Giardini

From America's African facelift to the scents of hope and fear, here are the exhibitions we loved at the heart of the big event

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Ten essential artworks to see in Venice

From the greatest stars of the Venetian School to the most mysterious painting in the city, here is our selection of unmissable masterpieces in La Serenissima

Venice Biennale 2022: what to do when you get there

Whether it’s your first time or your 50th, Venice is a bewildering city, but one of inexhaustible delights. We asked artists, curators and art world professionals how to get the most out of your visit

Venice Biennale 2022: where to eat and drink

You can’t look at art all day. We asked artists, curators and other artworld insiders for recommendations of the best places to refuel or unwind

Venice Biennale 2022: all the official collateral events

A full list of the official collateral events taking place during this year's Venice Biennale

Venetian renaissance: palazzo and studio of Mariano Fortuny reopens as house-museum after flood damage

The Museo Fortuny has now been restored as a permanent venue celebrating the polymath designer's life and work

Billionaire collector Nicolas Berggruen snaps up his second Venetian palace

Scheduled to open in 2024, Palazzo Diedo will house an exhibition and art residency space

Venice Biennale 2022: all the national pavilions, artists and curators

The latest details about the key participants of the 59th International Art Exhibition

Venice's great women artists step into the limelight through major restoration project

New initiative by Save Venice will focus on more than 30 female artists who worked in the region between the 16th and 18th centuries, from Marietta Robusti to Rosalba Carriera

Demonstrators gather in Venice to protest against Biennale’s 'invasion' of the Arsenale

Local associations are objecting to plans to transform part of the former shipyard into a new site for the Biennale’s historical archives

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Remembering Desideria Pasolini Dall'Onda, who battled to protect Italy's ecology and cultural heritage

Writer, translator of Virginia Woolf, and historian of gardening and farming she became a champion of conservation by co-founding Italia Nostra

This is how Venice will fall: conservation expert shares day-by-day destruction caused by rising water levels

City will become uninhabitable if no adequate measures are taken, Mario Piana says

Sea-level rise will kill Venice by 2100: as Cop26 begins, cultural body appeals to Italian prime minister for urgent action

Scientists, historians and writers are lobbying Mario Draghi to create a new authority to protect the city from rising waters

Venice Biennale moves closer to becoming an all-year-round academic hub

The organisation launched a contemporary arts research centre at the Expo 2020 Dubai earlier this month

Jasper Johns: a radical look at a colossus of post-war American art

Plus, Venice's tourism problem and Finnish artist Outi Heiskanen

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Billionaire collector Nicolas Berggruen turns Venetian palace into cultural thinktank

The Berggruen Institute also announced that philosopher Peter Singer was the recipient of its annual $1m prize

Anish Kapoor is converting a vast, crumbling Venetian palace into his permanent exhibition space and workshop

The 18th-century Palazzo Manfrin will house a collection of the British-Indian sculptor's work

Venice is not in danger, according to Unesco

For the third time, the World Heritage Committee has voted not to add the Serenissima to list of sites at risk