The Venice Biennale is where countries pit their best artists against each other in pursuit of a Golden Lion. So, while we’re always told that culture isn’t a competition, this is in fact contemporary art’s World Cup, Olympic Games and Eurovision Song Contest rolled into one. To wander round the national pavilions in Venice’s enchanting Giardini, then, is to engage in some good-natured patriotism – to gun for your own representative and check out the competition – which always adds a certain frisson to proceedings.
Here are 10 highlights from the national pavilions at Venice Biennale 2015.
The Venice Biennale is on until November 22. For more information visit www.labiennale.org