The Encyclopedic Palace
Venice Art Biennale: 55th International Art Exhibition
From 01 June 2013 to 24 November 2013
The 55th International Art Biennale in Venice 2013 will take place at the Arsenal, the Giardini and various locations around the city. The Venice Biennale dates 2013 are from 1 June to 24 November. The Biennale Venezia 2013 will include the participation of 88 countries, 10 of which are present at the Venice Biennale of Art in 2013 for the first time. The new artists at the Venice Biennale 2013 come from the Republic of Kosovo, Ivory Coast, Holy See, Angola, the Maldives, the Bahamas, Paraguay, the Kingdom of Bahrain, Tuvalu and Kuwait.
The Biennale di Venezia 2013 will remain faithful to the locations used in recent editions, articulated in two 'routes': the national exhibitions in the Pavilions, each with its own project and curator, flanked by the International curator of the exhibition art biennale 2013 Massimiliano Gioni.
Entitled 'The Encyclopedic Palace', the Venice Biennale 55th exhibition of Art takes its inspiration from the futuristic idea of Auriti Marino, the Italian-American artist who in the 50s deposited the projects of the Encyclopaedic Palace, a huge imaginary museum that was to contain the knowledge of mankind. The building clearly was never built, but the idea of a universal knowledge has been always present in history...
'The Encyclopedic Palace' of the Biennale Venice 2013 will display contemporary art, works of the past, references and stimuli of different types. Biennale Venezia 55 wants to bring the visitor to imagine other realities and reflect on the ideas of art, different worlds and visions that haunt and inspire artists.
The International Venice Biennale 55 Art Exhibition will evolve through the Central Pavilion in the Giardini, and continue through the Arsenal following the pattern of 'Wunderkammer' of the 16th and 17th centuries, a kind of 'room of wonders' - not far from the palace dreamed of by Auriti - where curiosity, rarities and oddities were going to compose new images of the world, a sort of combination of objects and images not very different from today's hyper-connectivity.
Photographs, films, videos, mazes, encyclopaedic tables, bestiary, projects, performances, installations and architecture of thought... the Venice Biennale 55 will stage the power and the fragility of the imagination.
Biennial Session - dedicated to the field of education - Meetings on Art and many other collateral events throughout Venice complete the full program of the Venice Biennale 55th International Art Exhibition.
Period: From 01 June 2013 to 24 November 2013
Event location: Venice