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In pictures: Venice Biennale 2013

  • Controlled explosion

    Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s installation Bang, a tangle of 886 three-legged wooden stools, is on show in the German pavilion. (AFP)

  • Portrait of the artist

    Another work by Ai Weiwei, SACRED, is a series of dioramas depicting episodes from the artist’s detention by Chinese authorities in 2011. (AP)

  • People in glass houses

    The actor Milla Jovovich is installed in a plexiglass box for a performance piece by US artist Tara Subkoff. (Rex features)

  • Load of rubble

    Visitors look at an installation by Lara Almarcegui at the Spanish pavilion. Its curator says the artist’s work explores “the boundary between urban regeneration and decay”. (AFP)

  • Bird of prey

    Jeremy Deller is showing a series of stridently political works in the British pavillion. "Every room has a scene of destruction in it," the artist told the BBC. (Reuters)

  • Sticky mouse

    Nothing Between Us by Vladimir Peric and Milos Tomic shows in the Serbian pavilion. (AFP/Getty)

  • Spice of life

    The Bolivian artist Sonia Falcone’s work features clay pots filled with cayenne, chilli, pepper, cinnamon, turmeric, thyme, paprika and more. (Reuters)

  • Organised chaos

    The Bronx Museum of the Arts presents an installation, Triple Point, by artist Sarah Sze in the US pavilion. (Reuters)

  • Toilet humour

    Brazilian artist Fabio di Ojuara raised chuckles – and eyebrows – with a street performance on Wednesday. (Reuters)

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