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History of the Art Biennale

The Venice Biennale was born by a resolution by the City Council on 19th April 1893, which proposed the founding of a “biennial national artistic exhibition” to take place in the following year, to celebrate the silver anniversary of King Umberto and Margherita of Savoy.
The event in fact took place two years later, opening on 30th April 1895.

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The Exhibition in 1948
The reconsideration of the avant-garde

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The Post-War Period and the 50s
The 50s and the contemporary art

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Carlo Scarpa's installations
Scarpa at Biennale (1948-1972)

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The 1960s
From Informal Art to Pop Art

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1964: The rise of Pop Art
The Grand Prize awarded to Rauschenberg

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The 1970s
The Biennale and Chile

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The 1980s
The Art Exhibition set up on specific themes

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The 1990s
The Aperto new section

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