Biennale in Venice means a lively, open and cosmopolitan city, more than ever: the hearth of everything.
Only few days to go before the opening of the 58th International Art Exhibition entitled “May You Live In Interesting Times”, curated by Ralph Rugoff: vernissage, awards ceremony and inauguration will be held on May 8-9-10th. Opening to public only from Saturday May 11th.
The title of this edition highlight our challenging and even threatening times, but it also suggests us to meditate on complexity, eviting commonplace, conformism and fear.
Historical pavilions at the Giardini della Biennale and the Arsenale are the center of the event, enriched by national participations and special projects spread throughout the old town of Venice. 90 countries are represented, of which 4 are here for the first time.
Ancient buildings, courtyards, abandoned spaces, cultural institutions, outdoor locations will be open to artists, works and to a heterogeneous public like a collective symphony composed of a plurality of voices and views on the world.
Living the Biennale in Venice means going back home differently, with a new look at one’s daily life, with a broader, freer point of view, with new energies.
Arsenale, photo by Andrea Avezzù, Courtesy La Biennale di Venezia