'May You Live in Interesting Times': A world of art comes to Venice

Venice's 58th Art Biennale has brought together the work of artists from around the world to explore social, political, environmental and philosophical questions using a wide range of media. We take a look at Sun Yuan and Peng Yu's "Can't Help Myself" and Laure Prouvost's "Deep See Blue Surrounding You". La Serenissima is also the host of La Mostra, the 76th International Film Festival, where the screening of Roman Polanski’s latest film is stirring up controversy.


Meanwhile, we take a backwards glance at fashion at the Palais Galliera’s exhibition "Backside, Fashion from Behind", and our reporters check out an artistic space in Paris, Villa Belleville, which brings together emerging talents and local residents.

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