In conversation with the artists
Throughout the six months of the Exhibition the public will be able to learn more about May You Live In Interesting Times from the voice of its protagonists. The Curator Ralph Rugoff will meet with some of the participating artists to further explore some of the main themes of the Exhibition.
The program will include lectures from some of the participating artists: a conference addressing art’s relationship with technological, social and environmental issues will take place at Teatro alle Tese Arsenale on September 14th; led by Ralph Rugoff, the meeting will involve artists participating in the Exhibition such as Tomás Saraceno, Margaret and Christine Wertheim.
As part of the Pavilion of Applied Arts Special Project, the symposium Felicita and La Biennale’s Early Days. The use of archival materials, i.e. La Biennale’s Historical Archives at the heart of research on the figure of Felicita Bevilacqua La Masa (1822-1899) will feature as speakers Paolo Baratta, Cristina Baldacci, Marysia Lewandowska, Giandomenico Romanelli and Angela Vettese (on October 22nd).
Lastly, Paolo Baratta and Ralph Rugoff will meet the public on Sunday, November 24th at the Teatro alle Tese Arsenale to discuss the legacy of this year’s Exhibition.