The 58th International Art Exhibition promoted by the Venice Biennale and directed by Paolo Baratta is being inaugurated in these days. As per tradition, it is articulated between the central Pavilion at the Giardini, the spaces of the Arsenale and a number of venues spread throughout the city, hosting national participations and collateral exhibitions.
Ninety national participations: 4 countries present for the first time (Algeria, Ghana, Madagascar and Pakistan); 79 participating artists from all over the world; 21 collateral events.
Without a real theme – the title fluctuates in its translations from “threatening times” to “interesting times” – this edition will focus – as stated by the director Rugoff – “on works of art that reflect on the precarious aspects of our current existence…”
Among the special projects, the exhibition presents the intervention for Forte Marghera by Ludovica Carbotta and the one for the Pavilion of Applied Arts in the Arsenale by Marysia Lewandoska, fruit of the collaboration between La Biennale and the Victoria and Albert Museum of London.