1. The Venice Biennale
Where Venice, Italy
When Until November 24
Sometimes described as the Olympics of the art world, the Venice Biennale sees countries invite an artist (or group of artists) to represent them at this international exhibition, which takes place in dozens of venues around the Italian city.
This year’s show is themed “May You Live In Interesting Times”, a phrase taken from an ancient Chinese curse that condemns the listener to live in times of crisis and uncertainty. Artists to look out for at this year’s event include Turner Prize-winning Charlotte Prodger (who’s representing Scotland), Inuit artist collective Isuma (Canada) and Shirley Tse (Hong Kong).