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Biennale Arte Venezia | “All the World’s Futures” curated by Okwui Enwezor
The 56th International Art Exhibition titled All the World’s Futures, curated by Okwui Enwezor and organized by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta, will be open to the public from Saturday, May 9th to Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 at the Giardini della Biennale and at the Arsenale. The preview will be held on May 6th, 7th and 8th. The awards ceremony and the inauguration will take place on Saturday May 9th, 2015. 89 National Participations will be exhibiting in the historical Pavilions at the Giardini, at the Arsenale and in the city of Venice.
Wangechi Mutu, Blue Eyes, 2008
The Holy See will again be participating with an exhibition to be held at the Sale d’Armi, in the spaces that the Biennale has renovated for new permanent pavilions. The Italian Pavilion at the Arsenale, organized by the Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali with the Direzione generale Arte e architettura contemporanee e periferie urbane, will be curated by Vincenzo Trione. 44 Collateral Events, approved by the curator of the International Exhibition and promoted by non profit national and international institutions, will present their exhibitions and initiatives in various locations within the city of Venice.
Okwui Enwezor, curator of the 56th International Art Exhibition – All the World’s Futures
The International Exhibition
The 56th International Art Exhibition will form a unitary itinerary that starts at the Central Pavilion (Giardini) and continues at the Arsenale, with 136 artists from 53 countries, of whom 89 will be showing here for the first time.
Robert Smithson, Dead Tree, 1969
“This is our 56th edition. The Biennale is now 120 years old, and year after year it moves forward and builds on its own history, which is formed of many memories but, in particular, a long succession of different perspectives from which to observe the phenomenon of contemporary artistic creation.” Paolo Baratta introduces this year’s edition with these words.