Venice Biennale 2015

the 56th International Art Exhibition presents 'All the World's Futures'

From 09 May 2015 to 22 November 2015


Everything is ready for the Venice Biennale in 2015! From Saturday, 9th May to Sunday 22nd November 2015 the Biennale Gardens, the Arsenale and other locations of the historical centre will stage the 56th Venice International Art Biennale Exhibition, entitled 'All the World's Futures' directed by Okwui Enwezor in Venice.

In 1974, the Venice Biennale was dedicated to Chile, with a courageous act of solidarity with the country victims of a violent coup that brought Augusto Pinochet to power. The unrest and instability that can be felt today at an international level, led the organizers of the Venice Biennale - Art to draw inspiration precisely from that Biennale edition.

The Biennale in Venice 2015 has the participation of 89 countries, including 5 present for the first time: Mauritius, Republic of Seychelles, Mozambique, Grenada and Mongolia. Ecuador, Guatemala and the Philippines will also take part in the show after many years of absence.

The Italian Pavilion of Biennale in Venice 2015 will be housed inside the Arsenale and will be co-ordinated by the Ministry of Heritage and Culture under the supervision of the General Directorate of Art and contemporary Architecture and urban suburbs. It will be curated by Vincenzo Trione.

According to the director Okwui Enwezor in Venice for the Biennale 2015 to fully understand the concern of our times, it is necessary to recall the radical changes that have occurred over the last few centuries, through which artists, writers, composers and musicians have found new and original ideas for their creations. La Biennale di Venezia 2015 presents 'All the World's Futures' as a project to analyze in depth the relationship between art and contemporary artists, using the show as a stage where you can discover, observe and study new creative proposals.

There are three Venice Biennale 2015 themes of this extraordinary exhibition:

- Vitality: the epic duration. The Biennale 2015 is an event in space and time, constantly incomplete, a true crossroads of 'performances' and 'vitality'. For this reason, 'All the World's Futures' will present existing works, adding, however, creations and contributions made exclusively for this original Venice contemporary art exhibition.

- The Garden of disorder: this theme is developed at the Gardens, in the Central Pavilion, at Corderie, in the Garden of the Virgins of the Arsenale and other special places in Venice. The Biennale 2015 will use the historical space of the Gardens as a metaphor on the 'current state of things', comparing its confused set of pavilions to the world today so chaotic, messy and, unfortunately, full of conflicts. At this juncture, the artists participating in the Biennale Venice were called to realize performances, sculptures and films, that have as their starting point the concept of the garden.

- The Capital: a live reading. 'Das Kapital', the majestic work of Karl Marx published in 1867, was a huge success and aroused the interest of artists, philosophers and economists from around the world. Even today, the Capital is a widespread concern: for this, the Venice Art Biennale in 2015 created the Arena, a space dedicated to live reading of this important essay by professional actors directed by artist and the filmmaker Isaac Julien.

The full program of the Venice Biennale calendar 2015 provides 44 parallel events: institutions and agencies promote their initiatives, presenting different biennale art exhibitions in Venice, located in different areas of the city.

After the success of the six previous editions, there will be a renewed 'Biennale Sessions' project, designed for those operating in research and training in the arts and related areas, such as Universities, Fine Arts Academies and Institutes of Higher Education. La Biennale di Venezia 2015 intends, through this initiative, to offer them favorable conditions for designing and making visits very beneficial to their education teaching.

At the Venice - Biennale 2015 Educational Activities are also expected this year, dedicated to students, firms, professionals, experts, enthusiasts and families. They will all be actively involved in Experimental Activities and Guided Tours.

The Venice Biennale, one of the oldest and most prestigious contemporary biennale art exhibitions in the world, started in 1895 with the aim of promoting the artistic activity and the art market in Venice but also in the rest of the nation. Even today, it still manages to encourage new artistic trends by organizing demonstrations and events of modern art.

The vernissage of the 56th Venice International Art Biennale Exhibition, curated by Okwui Enwezor in Venice and entitled 'All the World's Futures', will take place on the Venice Biennale 2015 dates of 6th, 7th and 8th May, while the exhibition will open its doors to the public from Saturday, 9th May until Sunday, 22nd November2015.

The Venice Art Biennale 2015 is easily accessible by public transport, both from Piazzale Roma Terminal and Saint Lucia train station.

A visit to this biennale art exhibition is highly recommended!


Venice Biennale 2015 opening times and information:

Open: from 9th May to 22nd November 2015

Venues: Giardini / Arsenale

Gardens Opening times: from 10am to 6pm

Arsenale Opening Times: from 10am to 6pm

Every Friday and Saturday, until 26th September 2015, extended opening hours until 8pm

The Venice International Art Biennalecloses every Monday, excluding Monday 11th May, Monday 1st June and Monday 16th November 2015.

Venice Biennale 2015 Tickets: Full Price €25.00

There are special discounts for residents in the City of Venice, students, over 65s, groups, schools, etc ... as well as special pass, valid to visit the Biennale of Art Festival for two days or for the duration of the Exposition.

By Insidecom Editorial Staff


Period: From 09 May 2015 to 22 November 2015

Event location: Venice

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