Venice Biennale National Pavilion Picks/Pics

Thomas Hirschhorn, Crystal of Resistance, Swiss Pavilion
A sharp, well realised critique of consumerism and Western excess

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Steven Shearer, Shades of Shearer, Canadian Pavilion
Beautful drawings and paintings which deal with gender, art history and heavy metal

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Markus Schinwald, Austrian Pavilion
Old world portraits of anonymous people physically restrained by corrective device/contraption. Set in an imaginative maze like construction

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Hany Armanious, The Golden Thread, Australian Pavilion
Minimalism in appearance, carefully executed, highly conceptual and at times comical
Photos from Australia Council Website

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