The 58th International Art Exhibition will open to the public from May 11th to November 24th. Here’s what you should know —
The first edition of the Biennale opened its doors over a century ago, on April 30th 1895, when the King and Queen of Italy inaugurated the “I Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte della Città di Venezia” (First International Art Exhibition of the City of Venice). That year over 224,000 visitors admired Italian and international art in the beautiful setting of Venice. In the decades that followed, La Biennale became an increasingly global event, with countries installing their own ‘national pavilions’ to promote their leading artists. By the beginning of the 21st century La Biennale had already displayed works of artists such as Klimt, Renoir, Picasso, Magritte and Chagall, just to name a few.
This year La Biennale can count on 90 national participations and over 120 international artists have been invited to perform and display their works in the exhibition. A massive program of events, activities, open tables and ad-hoc exhibitions scattered around Venice promise to keep visitors engaged during the 200 days of exhibition.
Here’s some things you should know:
- 90 countries have their pavilion within the historic spaces of the Giardini (gardens) at the Arsenale, in the center of the city. Four countries will be participating for the first time: Ghana, Madagascar, Malaysia and Panama? For a full list of countries and exhibitions click here.
- 21 collateral events by non-profit national and international organizations take place during the exhibition in several locations throughout the city? For a full list click here.
- 2 special projects: “Forte Marghera” by Ludovica Carbotta, located in Mestre, and “Applied Arts Pavilion Special Project” by Marysia Lewandowska, set in the Sala delle Armi of the Arsenale.
- Biennale Sessions and Educational Activities will also be available throughout the event for anyone interested in learning more about the themes of La Biennale. The latest editions saw over 114,000 visitors participate in workshops (+50% of which were students from all ages) proving that these learning activities are in fact a key aspect of the event? For a full list click here.
- Make sure to follow the official news on the official page of La Biennale.
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