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AMARCORD - Fragments of memory from the Historical Archive of the Biennale

Along a line of time running from 1895 to 1999, an itinerary tells about some episodes of life, organization, participation of artists and curators at the International Art Exhibition.

Monday, May 27, 2013 was inaugurated in Venice, Ca 'Giustinian, home of the Biennale, AMARCORD. Fragments of memory from the Historical Archive of La Biennale, the new exhibition realized with the collaboration of the ASAC (Historical Archive of Contemporary Arts), organized by La Biennale di Venezia and curated by Massimiliano Gioni, director of the Visual Arts sector.

Fragments of the history of La Biennale di Venezia

AMARCORD consolidates the program of temporary exhibitions with documents from the Historical Archives of Contemporary Arts. In this occasion, fragments of the history of La Biennale di Venezia are brought to light thanks to the curator's incursion that has come across some materials and has chosen them with the spirit of the collector and the passionate rather than the historian or scholar.

Along a line of time flowing from 1895 to 1999, an itinerary tells, without any pretense of exhausting the long and complex history of the institution, some episodes of life, organization, participation of artists and curators at the International Art Exhibition.

trouvaille  of memories

Associations, images and memories are reproduced in an animated collection of artist-handwritten letters, telegrams, loan cards, newspaper articles, and photographs that are presented with the freshness of the trouvaille giving the impression of stumbling in History. In short, it is an exhibition on the memory, made to prevent the archive from being a safe but rather a family place that excites curiosity in the visitors even beyond the value and importance for scholars and historians.

The exhibit is also enriched with drawings, prints, photographs and posters commissioned by La Biennale and donated by artists, made by Augusto Sezanne, Alexander Archipenko, Carlo Carrà, Georges Braque, Jean Fautrier, Osvaldo Licini, Jacques Villon, Giorgio Morandi , Hans Hartung, Carlo Scarpa, Alberto Biasi, Man Ray, Sol LeWitt, Ado Hamelrijck.

HISTORICAL ARCHIVES
HISTORICAL ARCHIVES