An unprecedented attempt to capture the life of the Biennale. A portrait of the exhibition during the last days of installation and the first days of vernissage in Venice, conducted through a tightly scheduled but lively photoshoot by one of the masters of contemporary photography. The book not only documents some installations in their finished state but also records and capitalizes on the incredible density of key figures—architects, artists, and other practitioners—who have been invited to participate in Common Ground. The aim is to capture these people and their works against the fabric of Venice, as the Biennale exhibitions are often cut off from the city. Juergen Teller looked for inspiration in the wonderful archival photography of Ugo Mulas and Lorenzo Capellini, held at the Biennale library.