It will be open to the public from Saturday 9th May to Sunday 22nd November the 56th International Art Exhibition “All the World’s Features”, directed by Okwui Enwezor and organized by the Biennale of Venice.
The art exhibition will include 136 artists, 89 of which will be present for the first time, coming from 53 countries. 159 are the new productions created for this edition. 44 Collateral Events promoted by international organizations and institutions, will present their exhibitions and their initiatives in various places of the city.
“The Biennale celebrates 120 years and, year after year, continues building its own history, made of a long succession of different points of observation of the phenomenon of artistic creation in the contemporary age.” With this words, Paolo Baratta, the president of the Biennale, introduces this year’s edition.
Today our world is characterized by fractures and lacerations, strong asymmetries and uncertainties about the future. Despite huge improvements in terms of knowledge and technology, we live in a sort of ‘age of anxiety’. Once again, the Biennale observes the relationship between art and the development of the human, social and political realities. There is the willing to investigate how the tensions of the outside world might influence the sensitivity, the expressive energies of the artists and their desires. The Biennale appointed Okwui Enwezor as its director, also for his particular sensitivity to these issues.
Okwui does not pretend to make judgments, but wants to convene the arts and artists from all over the world and from different disciplines: a parliament of forms. A global exhibition where we can interview or, at least, listen to the artists from 53 countries and from the areas we usually call “suburbs”.
Everything is ready for a Biennale with varied and intense vitality.
The show will be open at the Giardini and Arsenale venues from May 9th to November 22nd, 2015.
Opening times: 10 am – 6 pm.
Arsenale venue opening times: 10 am – 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays until September 26th.
Closed on Mondays (except May 11th, June 1st, and Nov. 16th, 2015)