Opening June 7 and lasting until November 22, this will be the 53rd Venice Biennale since it was founded in 1895. Including national and international exhibitors and artists, the event spans the entire city of Venice expanding into the lagoon. Highlighted artists include Bruce Nauman, Tracey Emin, and Steve McQueen.
Coinciding with the Biennale are outstanding exhibitions at the Royal Academy, Tate Britain, and Tate Modern. Tate Modern will be exhibiting a survey devoted to "Futurism" including works by Carlo Carra, Giocomo Balla, and Gino Severini, among the celebrated "Nude Descending a Staircase," by Marcel Duchamp, compared to "an explosion in a shingle factory."