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Venice Biennale: National identity through art at festival

The Venice Biennale, a festival of art from around the world, has opened in the Italian coastal city.

Different nations host their own pavilion and commission an artist to create something for it, making art which reflects some aspect of the country which exhibits it.

Will Gompertz looks at the pieces from three countries.

Nastio Mosquito performed at the Goteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (GIBCA) event held to announce GIBCA 2015 participating artists. GIBCA's 8th edition - A story within a story - opens on 12 September, 2015.