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.
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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“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.
“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 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.
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.