La Biennale di Venezia

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VENICE, 01 JUNE > 24 NOVEMBER 2013

BIENNALE ARTE 2013

THE ENCYCLOPEDIC PALACE

The Title of the 55. International Art Exhibition evokes the Italo-American artist Marino Auriti's project, who on November 16, 1955 filed a design with the US Patent office depicting his Encyclopedic Palace, an imaginary museum that was meant to house all worldly knowledge, bringing together the greatest discoveries of the human race, from the wheel to the satellite.

The curator Massimiliano Gioni is inspired by this plan - of course never carried out - to develop an exhibition which puts on display the constant challenge of reconciling the self with the universe, the subjective with the collective, the specific with the general, condensing these "flights of imagination" through contemporary artworks with historical artifacts and found objects.

 

THE ENCYCLOPEDIC PALACE

The artists

Over one hundred and fifty artists from more than thirty-eight countries exhibit contemporary artworks, historical artifacts and found objects

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NATIONAL PARTICIPATIONS

All the international Pavilions of Biennale Arte 2013

88 Pavilions, first participation for 10 Countries: Angola, Bahamas, Kingdom of Bahrain, Republic of Ivory Coast, Republic of Kosovo, Kuwait, the Maldives, Paraguay, Tuvalu, and the Holy See

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COLLATERAL EVENTS

47 Collateral Events in Venice

Non profit national and international Institutions, present their exhibitions and initiatives in various locations within the city

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MEETINGS ON ART

Seminars, conversation and visions

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BIENNALE ARTE 2013
BIENNALE ARTE 2013