talking country pavillions. So Germany included a sound installation, commendable as such, unfortunately the artist didn't have a clue how to do a sound installation.
On the positive end: Turkey was very cool with a surrealist "environment" with video, metal objects, and sound composition. Denmark had two strong pieces from one artist. Spain also interesting. Off the grid, New Zealand was good with a sound / media art installation. Malaysia had a great "video" installation.
Coolest new tech I saw was a holographic LED projector, used by two artists (one very polished and captivating - Cyprien Gaillard - the other very underwhelming).
Apart from that, mostly traditional media and traditional forms. Almost no digital and media art (apart from some crappy game engine VR bollocks). Very questionable (IMHO) the "neural network video" pieces by Hito Steyerl. Truly not good.
- the two related installations by Kemang Wa Lehulere, using dog figurines, sound, light, and strange objects
- 'Walled Unwalled' by Lawrence Abu Hamdan (three channel video piece "staged" in foley radio studios)
- spider web installation by Tomás Saraceno.
- 'Thinking Head' by Lara Favaretto, intriguing assemblage of objects and words
You can find some pictures and videos on https://universes.art/en/venice-biennale/2019
Lara Favaretto had another amazing piece there, '5 parts, 2019: Blocking. Buffering. Dragging. Overburning. Sniffing' ; a group of concrete objects.
I'm usually rather bored by sculpture (and the biennale was filled with boring sculptures), but this settings was more of an installation, a trace of actions, a conceptual linking between the words and the traces in the concrete.