Art-world types and the fashion insiders who love them descended on Venice this week for the Biennale. BFA’s Joe Schildhorn and Neil Rasmus were there to capture all the fabulous goings-on and, of course, some world-class art.

6-3-2013 3-12-48 PM Canal Hopping at the Venice Biennale

6-3-2013 3-16-06 PMThe statue entitled “Alison Lapper Pregnant” by British artist Marc Quinn is seen at San Giorgio Maggiore island in the Venice lagoon during the 55th La Biennale of Venice.

6-3-2013 3-06-57 PMMarc Quinn’s Alison Lapper Pregnant sculpture presiding over San Giorgio Maggiore.

6-3-2013 2-56-13 PMMiuccia Prada and Damien Hirst, at a private lunch and preview of When Attitudes Become Form. Bern 1969/Venice 2013.

6-3-2013 2-56-48 PM Harry Brant, at the Prada lunch and preview.

6-3-2013 2-59-10 PM At the Prada lunch preview.

6-3-2013 3-00-38 PMAt the Calder Foundation presentation of the 2013 Calder Prize.

6-3-2013 3-01-22 PMAt the Calder Foundation event.

6-3-2013 3-02-02 PMAlina Kohlem, at the Calder Foundation event.

6-3-2013 3-02-31 PMMilla Jovovich performing inside a Plexiglas cube for Marella.

6-3-2013 3-03-08 PMAt the opening party for Domingo Zapata’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

6-3-2013 3-03-59 PMDomingo Zapata.

6-3-2013 3-04-36 PMTeresa Missoni.

6-3-2013 3-05-00 PMAt the Domingo Zapata opening.

6-3-2013 3-06-03 PMAt the Italian Pavilion.

6-3-2013 3-06-32 PMAt the Belgian Pavilion.

6-3-2013 3-07-23 PMMassimiliano Gioni, at Trussardi’s event.

6-3-2013 3-07-49 PMPeaches performing at Trussardi’s event.

6-3-2013 3-08-27 PMJessica Chastain, at Trussardi’s event.

6-3-2013 3-09-08 PMAt the Trussardi event.

6-3-2013 3-09-33 PMAn installation at the Russian Pavilion.

6-3-2013 3-09-54 PMAn installation entitled Nothing Between Us, at the Serbian Pavilion.

6-3-2013 3-11-07 PMOlivier Zahm and André Saraiva with Rirkrit Tiravanija, center, at his pop-up kitchen.

6-3-2013 3-11-41 PMThe scene at Purple‘s dinner.

Photos: Joe Schildhorn / BFAnyc.com