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About the Series

Artsy takes you inside the 57th Venice Biennale. For the first time, experience the world’s most important art exhibition through a series of 360° films produced by Scenic in collaboration with UBS. Hear the story of the famed 122-year-old event from a global cohort of leading artists and curators, such as Massimiliano Gioni, Carol Bove, and Erwin Wurm. Then, follow their journeys to Venice—and immerse yourself in the most engaging artworks, performances, and conversations animating curator Christine Macel’s exhibition “Viva Arte Viva,” the surrounding national pavilions, and villas, boats, and streets across the city.

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How to watch our 360º videos

Experience our 360º content on your phone or computer, with or without a virtual reality viewer.


WITH A CARDBOARD VIEWER

  • Connect to WiFi to avoid data charges.
  • Find our 360º content at artsy.net/venice-biennale. For the optimal viewing experience, watch the video on the YouTube app.
  • Press play and hit the ➿ icon.
  • Insert your phone into the viewer and explore in all directions.


Cardboard Assembly Instructions

With a headset

  • Gear VR: Connect your Oculus account with your Facebook and save the video(s) you would like to watch on Artsy’s Facebook page. Install and open the Facebook 360 app in Oculus. Select the Saved tab. Press play on your saved videos.
  • Daydream: On a Daydream-ready phone, open the YouTube app and search for “Artsy.” Select the 360º category below the search menu to see the latest 360º videos from Venice.


On mobile web

  • Make sure you’re running the latest version of your browser.
  • Connect to WiFi to avoid data charges.
  • Navigate to artsy.net/venice-biennale.
  • Press play. Move your phone or swipe your finger over the screen to explore in all directions.


On desktop

  • Open artsy.net/venice-biennale on the latest version of Chrome (recommended), Firefox, or Safari. If you have trouble loading the video, go to your browser’s advanced settings and make sure you have checked the setting called “Use hardware acceleration when available.”
  • Press play. Click and drag your mouse over the video to explore in all directions.