The Venice Biennale is one of the most important cultural events in the world. Founded in Venice in 1895 as a stage for the avant-garde art of the late nineteenth century, it has gained a continuous success for 123 years, expanding its fields of interest in architecture, music, cinema, theater and dance.
The exhibition takes place in alternate years between the exhibition of art and architecture, making the lagoon city a prestigious artistic crossroad and a point of reference for international culture.
2019 will be the year of Art Bienniale, the 58th Exhibition will be titled “May You Live In Interesting Times”, an artistic reflection on the economic and social turbulence affecting the whole world, this will be curated by Ralph Rugoff.
The President of the Paolo Baratta Foundation will open its doors to the public from 11 May to 24 November, the event will be held as usual in the central pavilion at the Biennale Gardens (Giardini della Biennale) and in the Arsenale area of Venice, both located in the Castello district (sestiere) .
In addition to the main locations mentioned, The Biennale actually involves the entire city. In fact, during the exhibition period, entire Venetian palaces will become places of culture open to the city, making Venice an artistic treasure chest to be discovered.
Also in the mainland, nearby Mestre – easily accessible by public transport – collateral events will be organized such as the exhibition at Forte Marghera within the ancient Austrian powder keg.
In a stage of excellence, this year 79 artists from 5 continents will compete through their works, with four countries taking part for the first time in the Biennial of Art: Algeria, Ghana, Madagascar, Pakistan.
The prize for the participants is the famed golden lion, which is considered the symbol of the city.