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PRINT September 2005

BREADTH IN VENICE: THE 51st VENICE BIENNALE

With fewer artists—and curators—crowding the stage than two years ago, the International Art Exhibition in the Italian pavilion and Arsenale cast the 51st Venice Biennale as a retrenchment of sorts. But this comparative restraint was more than made up for by the proliferation of off-site projects, including thirty official “collateral events” and a record forty countries setting up makeshift pavilions in every spare palazzo in town. With this sprawl in mind, Artforum dispatched a team of six writers to cover the expanded field. BENJAMIN H. D. BUCHLOH, ALISON M. GINGERAS, and ELISABETH SUSSMAN provide synoptic views of the main event, while DANIEL BIRNBAUM, ANNE PONTÉGNIE, and SCOTT ROTHKOPF focus on individual highlights beyond the Giardini’s walls.