The Venice Biennale Ideological GuideJonas Staal
Published by e-flux
With Andrea Spikker

The Ideological Guide to the Venice Biennale consists of a free application for iPhone and Android that provides information on the political, economic, and ideological framework of all national pavilions of the 2013 Venice Biennale.
The presence of national pavilions makes the Venice Biennale unique among the many other art manifestations. The position of the pavilions relative to each other reveals in a remarkably accurate way the history of transnational alliances by which states continue to promote their political, economic, and military interests.
Articles on each pavilion written by prominent artists, theoreticians, critics, and philosophers from all over the world, accompanied by maps providing a new insight in the way underlying geographical politics respond to the different contextual and subterranean aspects of the Venice Biennale. The Ideological Guide thus provides an ideological blueprint of, and a subversive publishing tool for, the Venice Biennale.