"With 1999, and with Harald Szeemann," states President Baratta, "La Biennale takes on the responsibility of the international exhibition, no longer only articulated in sections. With him we have opened the new cycle we still live. "
"In 1998, the appointment of Harald Szeemann as curator of the exhibition to be held the following year - explains Baratta - coincided with a fundamental choice made by La Biennale for its Art Exhibition. It was the choice of structuring it permanently and definitively in an international exhibition entrusted to its curator, alongside La Biennale formed by the pavilions of the participating countries. It was the translation into a definitive and strategic choice of solutions adopted on some occasions in previous years in particularly happy moments of the life of the exhibition: in particular the one in which the exhibition, still articulated in sections, had introduced among them an APERTO section in which welcome the novelties of the world and younger generations.