Note from Roberto Cicutto
“The Exhibition dedicated to Ismael Ivo which inaugurates the Biennale Danza 2021, does not merely aim to celebrate a Director who gave so much to La Biennale di Venezia and to this discipline, to which he brought his innovative drive and vision. It also demonstrates that the content developed by the Curators in their Exhibitions and Festivals endures beyond the temporal confines of these events and even, as in this case, those of their lives on earth.
The documentary evidence that La Biennale can provide through its Historical Archives of the Contemporary Arts, as demonstrated in last year’s exhibition The Disquieted Muses. La Biennale di Venezia Meets History, serves this very function. We are proud that the material gathered in this Exhibition today can indeed make us feel the presence of Ismael Ivo, who recently passed away, and brings his work to the attention of those who might choose to embrace it and those who might wish to disseminate it”.
President of La Biennale di Venezia