The Venice Biennale 2009

Visitors at the Italian Pavilion on June 4, 2009 look at
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Lights Out
Visitors to the Italian Pavilion take in native artist Marco Lodola's piece of work Lodolandia. A not inconsiderable 77 countries — from Armenia to Venezuela — are showcasing the work of their leading artists, all hoping to win the top prize of the Golden Lion.

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