All The World's Futures represents - in a sense - the third chapter in a research process engaged by La Biennale di Venezia with Illuminations (2011) and The Encyclopedic Palace (2013) to explore the benchmarks that can help us formulate aesthetic judgments on contemporary art, a “critical” question following the demise of the avant-gardes and “non-art”.
With the exhibiton curated by Okwui Enwezor La 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.
“La Biennale moves forward and builds on its own history, which is formed in particular, of a long succession of different perspectives from which to observe the phenomenon of contemporary artistic creation.”
136 artists from 53 countries investigating how the tensions of the outside world act on the sensitivities and the vital and expressive energies of art.
89 Participating Countries in the historic Pavilions at the Giardini, at the Arsenale and in the historic city centre of Venice
Non profit national and international Institutions, present their exhibitions and initiatives in various locations within the city
The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the Biennale Arte 2015 has been awarded to Ghanian artist El Anatsui