Without further adieu here is part II of Mack McFarland's pictures from the Venice Biennale (part I can be found here
The Indonesian Pavillion, Albert Yonathan Setawan's Cosmic Labyrinth: A Silent Pathway (FG), Entang Wiharso (BG), all photos Mack McFarland
(detail) Entang Wiharso's The Indonesian: No time to hide
Alfredo Jaar representing Chile
Thomas Zipp's exploration of duality and schizophrenia through drugs, heavy metal music and psychology for the Collateral Events. This perception as pathology approach has been gaining steam over the past decade as a kind of collision of surrealism and faith in clinical responses.
Corin Sworn at Scotland's pavillion
Hayley Tomkins at the Scottish Pavillion... a very interesting synthesis of Judd, darkroom materials and Wolgang Tillmans' style installation (only on the floor so completely different). The overall effect is rather original.
Sarah Sze at the US Pavillion. In some ways she's a predictably safe choice (in that she's nearly always awesome) to represent the US... but she also embodies our national obsession with having so much stuff. At least she shows the better side of that obsession by doing inventive things with it. Overall, this looks like some of her best work.
Sze, representing the USA with verve
Jesper Just's Intercourses for the Danish Pavillion uses 5 black and white video projections to explore architecture and development but begins with its own architectural incursion.
Rudolf Stingel at the Palazzo Grassi takes wall to wall carpeting one better with his trademark allover treatment of pattern on surfaces. The nearly relentless patterning is a way to concentrate attention on the books and photos that are not covered. Not a bad strategy for a biennial where the viewer is visually inundated time and again.
...more to come