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Editor’s note: This is the second in three photo essays by Peter Dobey from this year’s Venice Biennale. The first is here.

More images from the world’s oldest and largest art biennial event, the Venice Biennale, including photos from the François Pinault Foundation and the French, Haitian, Danish, Swedish, Swiss and the Venezuelan pavilions. For the introduction to this photo series visit part one.

“The World Belongs to You” opening at François Pinault
Foundation, Palazzo Grassi.

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A view of Joana Vasconcelos’s “Contamination.”

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Farhad Moshiri’s “Life is Beautiful”

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A detail of Farhad Moshiri’s “Life is Beautiful.”

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Yto Barrada’s “Palm Sign”

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Christian Boltanski being interviewed for French television in
front of his exhibition at the French Pavilion.

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Christian Boltanski’s “Chance” at the French Pavilion.

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Christian Boltanski’s music piece at the inauguration of his
French Pavilion exhibition at Palazzo Pissani.

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Jean Hérard Celeur, André Eugène and Claude Saintilus joined together to create “Death and Fertility” for the Haitian Pavilion. This is the first time this nation is participating.

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Detail of “Death and Fertility” at the Haitian Pavilion.

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A performer as part of Danish Pavilion, in front of the Giardini.

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Thomas Hirschhorn being interviewed in front of his exhibition in
the Swiss Pavilion.

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Thomas Hirschhorn’s “Crystal of Resistance” at the Swiss Pavilion.

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Fia Backström’s “Borderless Bastards” at the Swedish Pavilion.

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Gaetano Pesce’s piece outside the Arsenale.

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A view of Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla’s “Gloria” outside the American Pavilion.

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Yoshi’s “Spaces” at the Venezuelan Pavilion.

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The 54th Venice Biennale runs until November 27, 2011.

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Peter Dobey

Peter Dobey is an artist who travels widely, and is originally from some mountains near San Francisco. He has special interests in the study of aesthetics, dance and psychoanalysis. He has written for...