The Week in Pictures

Sarah Sze and Ai Weiwei at Venice, Leah Tinari at Mixed Greens, and More

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Sarah Sze and Ai Weiwei at Venice, Leah Tinari at Mixed Greens, and More
The American Pavilion at the Venice Biennale adorned with Sarah Sze's sculpture.

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Two natural language computer programs (chatbots) simulated a conversation between Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault in Annie Dorsen's Hello Hi There on view at bitforms as part of their new "Vanishing Point" exhibition, which also includes the riveting, dynamically expanding reverse image search video by Sebastian Schmieg.

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Storm Troopers Look Cool (2013) is part of Leah Tinari's exhibition "Mars' Planet" at Mixed Greens, which is full of playful paintings inspired, and occassionally directed, by her three-year-old son, Mars. You can read our interview and studio visit with the artist here.

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A shot of Venice on a rare unrainy day during the opening of the 55th Biennale.

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A scene from the opening reception for "When Attitudes Become Form: Bern 1969/Venice 2013", an exhibition curated by Germano Celant with assistance from Thomas Demand and Rem Koolhaus, and hosted at the Fondazione Prada's Ca' Corner della Regina in Venice, Italy.

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Miuccia Prada was the first person to answer when artist Walter De Maria reenacted his famous 1967 work, "Art by Telephone" by calling the phone exhibited in the show.  

An assemblage work by John Outterbridge makes an appearance in the "Encyclopedic Palace."

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Ragnar Kjartansson's sails his S.S. Hangover throughout the city as part of his much adored performance piece. Watch our video of the troubadours here

We stopped while touring the Central Pavilion to snap a photo of works by Albert Oehlen.

Laurie Simmons and Adam McCollum contribute the "Actual Photos" series from 1985 to the Biennale.

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The stunning Piazza San Marco on an unfortunately common overcast day.

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Sarah Sze's intricately crafted sculpture of common objects at the American pavilion.

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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's Bang installation at the German pavilion.

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