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Venice 2010: Feline antics

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Venice locals know all about rolling with the punches delivered by the city’s sometimes inclement environment, but a few Venice Biennale exhibitors learnt tough lessons this week

Florian Beigel and Philip Christou of London Metropolitan’s Architecture Research Unit, veterans of designing in wetlands, had to take emergency measures when their cardboard models in the Italian Pavilion fell victim to the humidity of canal life.

And you can’t help feeling sorry for Junya Ishigami + Associates, whose string sculptures were ruined by a passing cat just days (possible culprit pictured) before the opening. It’s not known whether the feline’s antics were a formal objection to the work itself. You’ll be glad to know, however, that it was all caught on CCTV.

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