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La Biennale di Venezia - 58th International Art Exhibition. May You Live In Interesting Times

11 May 2019 00:00 - 24 November 2019 00:00

La Biennale di Venezia is the 58th International Art Exhibition, which will not have a theme per se, but will highlight a general approach to making art and a view of art’s social function as embracing both pleasure and critical thinking.

Venice, 7 March 2019 – Open to the public from Saturday May 11th to Sunday November 24th 2019, at the Giardini and the Arsenale, the 58th International Art Exhibition, titled May You Live In Interesting Times, will be curated by Ralph Rugoff and organized by La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. The pre-opening will take place on May 8th, 9th and 10th, the awards ceremony and inauguration will be held on Saturday May 11th 2019.

The Exhibition will develop from the Central Pavilion (Giardini) to the Arsenale, and will include 79 artists from all over the world.

Ralph Rugoff has declared: «May You Live in Interesting Times will no doubt include artworks that reflect upon precarious aspects of existence today, including different threats to key traditions, institutions and relationships of the “post-war order.” But let us acknowledge at the outset that art does not exercise its forces in the domain of politics. Art cannot stem the rise of nationalist movements and authoritarian governments in different parts of the world, for instance, nor can it alleviate the tragic fate of displaced peoples across the globe (whose numbers now represent almost one percent of the world’s entire population).»

 

More information: www.labiennale.org

Official hashtag: #BiennaleArte2019 #MayYouLiveInInterestingTimes

 

Cover picture: Padiglione Centrale, Giardini, Photo by Francesco Galli, Courtesy La Biennale di Venezia

La Biennale di Venezia - 58th International Art Exhibition. May You Live In Interesting Times


Venice (Giardini and Arsenale)
Italy

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