About the Film

What was the highlight of the Venice Biennale this year? Why is the Biennale, after 122 years in existence, still the world’s most important art exhibition?

In the concluding episode of “Inside the Biennale,” we ask visitors from around the world to name their favorite artworks and pavilions across Venice—and reflect on the significance of the age-old exhibition. Some were drawn by the emotional force of a work; others by the immersive experience of a live performance. While some identified the importance of the Biennale as a platform for artists, others recognized the opportunity for collective reflection and discussion on the state of contemporary art, as well as the unifying power of art as a universal language.

The answers to these questions vary based on the individual, revealing that while the Biennale is the most important exhibition on the art calendar—and has influence beyond the art world—it's also a very personal experience.

For the most immersive 3D experience, watch in Google Cardboard via the YouTube app.


Produced by Scenic

Production Team for Scenic:

Gary Hustwit, Maya Tippett, Jarrard Cole, Lucy Raven, Enrico Lenarduzzi

Production Team for Artsy:

Marina Cashdan, Head of Editorial and Creative Director

Owen Dodd, Designer

Demie Kim, Assistant Project Manager

Alexxa Gotthardt, Staff Writer

Sound mix: Mike Frank

Colorist: Sandy Patch

Music: Arp

Presented in collaboration with UBS.

Jun 28, 2017 4:00am
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