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Feasting on art at the Venice Biennale

Germany takes top prize home during the opening of the 57th edition of the international contemporary art exhibition

Damien Hirst's The Diver. His two-site megashow of false antiquities rescued from the sea caused jaws to drop and eyebrows to arch across the lagoon.


THE Venice Biennale, still the world's most distinguished exhibition of international contemporary art, opened to the public on Saturday, after a prosecco-drenched "professional" preview that has grown larger and less professional than ever. Not just curators, dealers and critics,...

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