Noticias Venice 2015 preview: Ten… must-see national pavilions

5 Mayo, 2015

There are 89 official national pavilions at the 56th Venice Biennale, situated in the Giardini, Arsenale and venues across the city. On the eve of the Biennale’s three-day preview prior to it opening to the public on 9 May, Pippa Koszerek picks ten countries you really should visit.

Pavilion of Chile: Poéticas de la Disidencia / Poetics of Dissent, Arsenale
Curated by cultural theorist Nelly Richard, this year’s pavilion shows the work of two artists and activists. With a background in creating interventions in public spaces, Lotty Rosenfeld’s video installations are re-questionings of history and marginalised peoples. Paz Errázuriz’s poignant black and white photographic portraits portray couples who met whilst inside a psychiatric hospital. Thoughtfully but forcibly entering into this taboo area, they are eternally hopeful in their representation of these often unacknowledged realities.