From 9th may, until next November 22nd, the 56th international art exhibition of the Venice Biennale will be held. This year the exhibition – held exceptionally in May simultaneously with the Milan Expo-has chosen to open its doors to the future with the curatorial project of Nigerian art critic Okwui Enwezor, entitled “All the world’s future”.
The most famous Italian art event recognised internationally, will be held in various locations of the lagoon: a unique exhibition that will take place from the Central Pavilion (garden) to the Arsenale and will see the participation of 136 artists, of whom 89 are new and who come from 53 countries. 5 are new participating countries: Grenada, Mauritius, Mongolia, the Republic of Mozambique and the Republic of Seychelles. Among the guests, including four Italians-Mauri, Pino Pascali, MonicaBonvicini and Rosa Barba – and a magazine. At international level, names like Baselitz, Boltanski, Dumas, Holler, Nauman, just to name but a few. To them the task, through performances, installations, paintings, drawings, videos, sculptures and graphic works, to ask questions, suggest, insinuate doubts on concerns in an era marked by speed and technology but also existential loneliness.
Paolo Baratta, President of the Venice Biennale, presents the exhibition at the lagoon in this way: “today the world appears to us across serious fractures and lacerations, through strong asymmetries and with uncertainties about the prospects. Despite huge advances in knowledge and technology, we live a kind of ‘ age of anxiety ‘. And the Biennale goes back in observing the relationship between art and development of human reality,both social and political, in accentuating forces and external phenomena. The purpose is then to investigate on how the tensions of the outside world stress the sensitivity, vitality and expressive energies of artists, their desires, the motions of the soul (their inner song). The Biennale curator Okwui Enwezoras, concludes Baratta-also for his particular sensitivity on these issues.