On Invitation of Susanne Gaensheimer the German Contribution to the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale Venezia 2013 in the French Pavilion represents works of Ai Weiwei, Romuald Karmakar, Santu Mofokeng und Dayanita Singh.

Susanne Gaensheimer and the Artists of the german pavilion like to thank

After almost six months, the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2013 ended a week ago. Almost half a million international visitors- more than ever before! – and media representatives have paid attention to the German contribution. Susanne Gaensheimer and the artists would like to sincerely thank everybody that has contributed to the success of the German Pavilion in 2013 as well as to the accompanying publication. Thank you for your cooperation, your commitment and your financial support:

Thorsten Arendt

Voxi Bärenklau

Dayanita Singh – Performance at the 55th Biennale di Venezia 2013


In her performance on May 30, 2013 in front of the French pavilion at the 55th Biennale di Venezia, Dayanita Singh signed and stamped copies of her book File Room (Steidl, 2013). Through this act of personalizing her books, Singh made the gesture of a gift; purchasers of her book not only received an individualized catalogue from the artist but also a bag and a scarf.

See here for pictures of the performance.