The Nine Best National Pavilions at the Venice Biennale (ARTINFO)

ARTINFO – Over the weekend, the organizers of the 54th Venice Biennale announced the winner of the highly anticipated Golden Lion award for best national pavilion at the international art summit, with that coveted honor going to Germany for its moving display of work by the late performance artist and inveterate experimentalist Christoph Schlingensief. (German art star Gerhard Richter had criticized the choice of Schlingensief, calling it a “scandal” and an indication of the “decline of painting” — so the prize comes as a serious vindication).

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