BiennaleVenezia 2019 - Haris Epaminonda (Silver lion) @ Arsenale. Photo by Andrea Avezzù.
BiennaleVenezia 2019 – Haris Epaminonda installation at Arsenale, the artist won the Silver Lion for the best emerging talent. Ph. by Andrea Avezzù, courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia.

Venice 2019 – We collected some of the best shots of furniture-like and architectural installations and exhibitions on show at VeniceBiennale2019, the most important international art event the year. From spiderweb-inspired floating arcvhitectures to forests of chairs and enslaved robotic arms.

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Large volumetric composition by Liu Wei at Arsenale. Photo by Italo Rondinella, courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia.
Large volumetric composition by Liu Wei at Arsenale. Photo by Italo Rondinella, courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia.

The 58th International Art Exhibition, titled May You Live In Interesting Times, is curated by Ralph Rugoff and is open to the public until 24 November 2019.

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Ludovica Carbotta has created a redundant upside-down tower for her imaginary city Monowe which is inhabited by a single person. Photo by Andrea Avezzù, courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia.
Ludovica Carbotta has created a redundant upside-down tower for her imaginary city Monowe which is inhabited by a single person. Photo by Andrea Avezzù, courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia.

“May You Live in Interesting Time swill no doubt include artworks that reflect upon precarious aspects of existence today, including different threats to key traditions, institutions and relationships of the “post-war order.” But let us acknowledge at the outset that art does not exercise its forces in the domain of politics.” Said Ralph Rugoff.

Jesse Darling's installation at Arsenale is a forest of red primary school chairs on spindly, elongated legs. Photo by Italo Rondinella, courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia.
Jesse Darling’s installation at Arsenale is a forest of red primary school chairs on spindly, elongated legs. Photo by Italo Rondinella, courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia.

Art cannot stem the rise of nationalist movements and authoritarian governments in different parts of the world, for instance, nor can it alleviate the tragic fate of displaced peoples across the globe (whose numbers now represent almost one percent of the world’s entire population). But in an indirect fashion, perhaps art can be a kind of guide for how to live and think in interesting times.”

The luxury interiors of a private jet have been torn inside out at the Polish Pavilion, Giardini.
The luxury interiors of a private jet have been torn inside out at the Polish Pavilion, Giardini.

The Exhibition develops from the Central Pavilion (Giardini) to the Arsenale and includes 79 participants from all over the world. The Exhibition also includes 89 National Participations in the historic Pavilions at the Giardini, at the Arsenale and in the historic city centre of Venice.

Martin Puryear's crafted artworks dialogue with the Neoclassic-inspired architecture of the US Pavilion at Giardini. Photo by Francesco Galli, courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia.
Martin Puryear’s crafted artworks dialogue with the Neoclassic-inspired architecture of the US Pavilion at Giardini. Photo by Francesco Galli, courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia.

21 Collateral Events which are admitted by the curator and promoted by non-profit national and international bodies and institutions, take place in several locations; they offer a wide range of contributions and participations that enrich the diversity of voices that characterizes the Biennale.

Sun Yuan and Peng Yu enslaved a dancing robot by programming it to constantly clean a pool of a blood-like liquid instead of having fun and dance. Still, sometimes it rebels. Photo by Grancesco Galli, courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia.
Sun Yuan and Peng Yu enslaved a dancing robot by programming it to constantly clean a pool of a blood-like liquid instead of having fun and dance. Still, sometimes it rebels. Photo by Grancesco Galli, courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia.