At last, a truly world-class experience

The overall tone is rather bloodless, smug and muted where one might hope for exhilaration

For all its pretentiousness, the Venice Biennale still hints towards higher truths

How much public money has been wasted on a scheme which will be quietly retired?

Vexed by Insta videos and impressed by Venice

Killings amid the crunch of leaves

Geopolitical challenges produce impressive art

Rainy beaches and protests in Venice, and dance and sunshine in the South Downs as Britain and Italy trade places

Almost everything in Mestre is recent; everything is decayed

Disappearing corpses, theme-park Venice and a post-Brexit smuggling operation