I went to Venice to attend the opening of the 2013 Biennale last week, and despite the dreary weather and the long lines in front of everything of interest, I’m already planning to go again in two years. Nevertheless, the exhibition “Il Palazzo Enciclopedico” in the Arsenale and the Central Pavillon, that was curated by Massimiliano Gioni, and the more than 80 participating countries with exhibitions in the Giardini and in spaces spread all over the city, is still on view until November and should be a must-see for everyone interested in contemporary art. See my personal best-of here:
We spent the morning of the second day how we ended our first day, cycling around. This time along the Pacific Ocean down to Venice Beach, which was nicely deserted around this time of day. After watching dolphins (!), pelicans and surfers, we decided to have lunch on Abbot Kinney Blvd at Gjelina, taking advice from my dear Julia.