Warning: For their presentations at this year’s Venice Art Biennale, France and Germany swapped their pavilions, so please watch the signage if you visit the show! I think that this is a fantastic idea. Imagine France is Germany, Europe is Asia, and she is he, and dogs are cats, and everything is everything. There is also some very good reason that the German pavilion features works by Ai Weiwei, Romuald Karmakar, Santu Mofokeng, Dayanita Singh, but damn, I guess you just want to see Ai Weiwei’s stools, so here they are: Bang!
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(Image on top: Ai Weiwei, Bang, 2013; © Roman Mensing in cooperation with Thorsten Arendt, artdoc.de/ courtesy of the artist and gallery neugerriemschneider, Berlin)