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Home Economics is the title of the 2016 exhibition in the British Pavilion, running from 28 May to 27 November. The curators have responded to the theme for this year, "Reporting from the Front", by tackling the frontline of British architecture: the home.

Richard Long Installation

1976

1,000 red breccia stones were chosen at a stone-merchant's yard near Verona and transported by pontoon and crane to the…

Since 1938 the British Council has managed the British Pavilion in Venice, commissioning British artists at the longest-running, most prestigious international art biennial in the world.

 

On this site you can explore the rich history of the British Pavilion from 1895 to the present, illustrated by a variety of current and newly comissioned media. You will also find further details of the Venice Architecture Biennale and our ongoing collaborations with exhibitions from other UK nations.

Architecture Biennale 2016

Home Economics exhibition tour

Home Economics exhibition tour

Explore this year's exhibition at the British Pavilion and find out what the curators’ proposals are for the future of the home in our exhibition tour.

Art Biennale 2015

Helen Sear interview

Helen Sear interview

Helen Sear is representing Cymru yn Fenis/Wales in Venice at the Venice Biennale 2015, with her exhibition '...the rest is smoke' at Santa Maria Ausiliatrice.

British Council Visual Arts

What We Do

What We Do

Our Visual Arts Department promotes British artists through a range of activities and events including touring exhibitions, workshops and study programmes both in the UK and abroad. Read more about our work and our Collection of contemporary art on our Visual Arts pages....

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