Official Artists and Pavilions list of 56th International Art Exhibition (la Biennale di Venezia) is anounced
89 National Participations will be exhibiting in the historical Pavilions at the Giardini, at the Arsenale and in the city of Venice.The 56th International Art Exhibitionwill form a unitary itinerary that starts at the Central Pavilion (Giardini) and continues at the Arsenale, with over 136 artists from 53 countries, of whom 88 will be showing here for the first time.
“Despite the great progress made in knowledge and technology, we are currently negotiating an ‘age of anxiety’. And once more, the Biennale observes the relationship between art and the development of the human, social, and political world, as external forces and phenomena loom large over it. Our aim is to investigate how the tensions of the outside world act on the sensitivities and the vital and expressive energies of artists, on their desires and their inner song. One of the reasons the Biennale invited Okwui Enwezor as curator – President Paolo Baratta states – was for his special sensitivity in this regard.”