The 54th International Art Exhibition features the works of 83 individual artists from around the world, as well as 89 country pavilions.

Here are our highlights plus some place picks for where to eat, drink, stay and explore in the City of Bridges.

Mike Nelson’s large-scale sculptural installation for the British Pavillion is a reconstructed version of the artist’s contribution to the 2003 Istanbul Biennial, evoking the connection between these two powerful mercantile centres.

Featuring 11 large installations with everyday objects: think leaf-blowers, teapots, baskets – even a cardboard Burger King crown – cast and moulded into sculptures. Sydney-based sculptor Hany Armanious was the Australia Council for the Arts choice for Australia.

Five screens showing Ahmed Basiouny’s project “Thirty Days of Running in the Space”, with video footage shot by the artist in the days before his death in Tahrir Square, Cairo.

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