Larry Ossei-Mensah took us into a day of seeing art, peers, and artists at the Arsenale and Giardini. In the morning, he attended the inauguration of Ghana’s first-ever national pavilion. There, he caught up with artists including Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, John Akomfrah, Ibrahim Mahama, and Arthur Jafa. After, he ventured through the two venues of curator Ralph Rugoff’s “May You Live in Interesting Times.” He was drawn to works by Kahlil Joseph, Michael Armitage, Henry Taylor, Martine Gutierrez, and Soham Gupta. The day wound down at the American pavilion, with the sculptures of Martin Puryear.