it is Curated by the US-American Ralph Rugoff. In addition, around 90 Nations present contributions of artists from their countries. The Swiss pavilion the artist Duo Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz has been transformed into the cinematic Installation “Moving Backwards”.

The Duo Boudry/Lorenz explore “against the Background of the current Backlash practices of resistance,” said the Swiss pavilion, competent Foundation for culture Pro Helvetia. The artists are United inside guerrilla techniques, post-modern choreography and urban dances with elements of the “Underground Queer culture”.

In the film Installation “Moving Backwards” experiment five Performers, with backward movements. The space is reminiscent of the club to a night. The viewer will be invited, in this environment, in a choreography of Gestures, film clips and animated objects to be immersed, and exceptional encounters to suspend, writes Pro Helvetia.

Lithuania, was honored on Saturday with the main prize for the best national contribution. The Opera Performance of “Sun & Sea (Marina)” on an artificial beach to criticise the lifestyle of lots of travel, consumption and the world of work. It addresses the Fragility of the world, climate change and the extinction of species.

The US-American filmmaker and cinematographer Arthur Jafa won the Golden lion as best artist for his Video “The White Album”, with which he takes up the topic of racism and, among other things, hatred Videos from the Internet.

The Biennale had already previously known that the US-American concept artist, writer, and activist Jimmie Durham receives the Golden lion for his life’s work. The Jury of 58. The Biennale was headed by the Director of Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau, Stephanie Rosenthal,.

this year’s art Biennale has also an accompanying program. For this purpose, the “Salon Suisse”, organized for the audience – in parallel to the exhibition in the Swiss pavilion – a Performance, conversation and event series.

After the opening of the salon on may 11. May in the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia are programmed in the Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, three further three-day “Salon Suisse”. Among the contributors are Charlotte Laubard, who curated the Swiss pavilion.

In the main pavilion in the Giardini and in the Arsenale are works by the Swiss, Christoph Büchel, and Christian Marclay.

Büchel staged in the Arsenale, his project “Barca Nostra”, the wreck of a refugee ship that sank four years ago in the “Strait of Sicily” and of the Italian Navy recovered. In the accident, an estimated 800 to 1000 people were killed. After the Biennale, the ship is brought to Sicily and there in a “garden of remembrance”.

Marclay presented in the Arsenale his video installation “40 Movies”, composed of 40 in the commercial war movies. The artist is superimposed on the films, whereby the narrative content of the original is obscured movies. In the pavilion in the Giardini, four color woodblock prints by Marclay with the title of the series “Scream” to be issued.