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— by Charlotte Higgins: A diorama purporting to show the landscape of Mars, in fact gleaned from images of the driest places on Earth; a video of legal cases with evidence obtained through walls; a huge machine that tries to sweep and contain a thick, red, blood-like liquid constantly on the verge of oozing away.

These are some of the artworks that Ralph Rugoff, the director of the Hayward Gallery in London, has gathered for his guest curatorship of the Venice Biennale, the world’s oldest and most celebrated international art event, which opens to the public on Saturday. Rugoff is the first UK-based curator to occupy the prestigious role…

Image: Cosmorama by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Joi Bittle, courtesy of The Guardian/David Levene

May 10, 2019 — 17.00 BST