The Biennale is positioned all over the city, but the exhibitions will take place in four main locations: the Löwenbräukunst, the Helmhaus, the Cabaret Voltaire and the already mentioned Pavilion of Reflections. M11 has two big sections: Joint Ventures, whose artworks have been produced especially for the Biennial and The Historical Exhibition: Sites Under Construction, with already existing contemporary works.
What People Do for Money: thirty international artists have been working with Zurich hosts from diverse professions, joining forces to produce the new artworks. People do work – and need to work. Work is part of our identity, it stimulates the circulation of money and it is how we cover our cost of living. But money is not our only currency. There are other ways of interchange. In Joint Ventures, apart from the thirty new productions, thirty documentary films about the process of producing these art pieces have been especially filmed as well. In this chapter we highlight Spanish artists Carles Congost and Santiago Sierra, who have been working with a Zurich fireman and a security advisor respectively. Mexican artist Teresa Margolles has been collaborating with a transvestite sex worker. Canadian artist Jon Rafman spent time with a spa manager, and the Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, with a Paralympic world champion. Each new production will be presented in three ways: at a satellite venue, in either the Löwenbräukunst or the Helmhaus, and as film screened at the Pavilion of Reflections.