Places We Want To Go: La Biennale di Venezia

It's not bad to be in sunny Los Angeles, but we really wish we could attend the 55th Venice Art Biennale right now! Every odd numbered year*, countries from around the globe send artists over to Venice, Italy to represent the state of contemporary art in each respective country. Guess it's kind of like the Olympics of the art world? Scattered across the city of canals are a series of venues that host the various exhibitions with the formal Biennale taking place at the Giardini. Within the grounds of the Giardini is where the themed exhibition of the Biennale is presented. It is also where a small group of countries have permanent pavilions that are used year in and year out to host the artist(s) of their choice. This year Sarah Sze is representing the United States in the US Pavilion. Sze makes site-specific sculptures, out of a whirlwind of everyday objects, that transport the viewer into an alternate world. If you've visited the High Line in New York before, chances are you have already seen a piece by Sze. If not, check out her work here. She's pretty fucking dope. sarah-sze-US-pavilion-venice-art-biennale-triple-point-designboom-01 venice_aerial * During even number years, the Venice Architecture Biennale takes place.