56th Venice Biennale

Collectors from around the globe caused the 60,000-resident population of Venice, Italy to double as the 56th Venice Biennale opened to VIP visitors during the week of May 4.
Titillating works by Sarah Lucas swallowed up the British Pavilion with smoking sculpted vaginas. No one can accuse the English of being staid!
The Armenian Pavilion honored the centennial of the genocide with special works installed in an island convent. Ukranian activists upset the Russian Pavillion with a demonstration protesting the occupation of Crimea.
Each evening, heady politics succumbed to Venetian decadence with champagne soirées, and billionaire get togethers.