lunedì 21 dicembre 2015

Geoffrey Farmer per il Canada

Dal sito

As the commissioner of the Canada Pavilion in Venice, the National Gallery of Canada announces that Geoffrey Farmer will represent Canada in 2017 at the 57th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, in Italy.
Geoffrey Farmer selected Kitty Scott, the Carol and Morton Rapp Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario, as the curator of the Pavilion who will work alongside Josée Drouin-Brisebois, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery who will act as the project director.
Held every second summer, La Biennale di Venezia is among the most prestigious contemporary art events in the world, and the only international visual arts exhibition to which Canada sends official representation.
"Some of the most complex and extraordinary works to emerge on the Canadian scene over the last ten years were made by Geoffrey Farmer,” commented the Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Gallery of Canada, Marc Mayer, “especially Leaves of Grass, a work that cemented Farmer’s international reputation when it was presented in Germany at dOCUMENTA (13) in 2012. We are privileged that it is now part of our national collection."
Farmer combines theatrical techniques such as staging and improvisation to create rich and layered works that are open to interpretation and propose multiple alternative narratives. Developed over extended periods of time, his sculptures and installations are in a constant state of transformation as the artist continues to revisit and alter them.
Geoffrey Farmer was born in 1967 in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he continues to live and work. He attended the Art Institute of San Francisco in 1990-1991, and the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in 1992.
Over his 20-year career, his installations have been acclaimed around the world and have been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including at the Louvre, Paris, the Tate Modern in London, dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany, the Migros Museum of Contemporary Art in Zurich, the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Vancouver Art Gallery and the National Gallery of Canada. He is represented by Catriona Jeffries Gallery in Vancouver and Casey Kaplan Gallery in New York.
Selection Committee
The artist was chosen by a selection committee convened by the National Gallery of Canada. The committee was composed of Daina Augaitis, Chief Curator and Associate Director at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Josée Drouin-Brisebois, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada, Mark Lanctôt, Curator at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Marc Mayer, Director and CEO of the National Gallery of Canada, and Kitty Scott, the Carol and Morton Rapp Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Canada’s participation at the 56th Biennale di Venezia
Canada’s participation at the Biennale this past summer featured a very successful presentation of Canadassimo, an installation by the art collective BGL. From May 5 to November 22, 2015, the Quebec City-based artists attracted the largest attendance ever recorded by Canada at the Biennale, with 259,547 visitors.
“Once again, BGL dazzled viewers with their installation. Surprising and thoughtful, it left a lasting impression on visitors, and differentiated the Canada Pavilion with originality and candor. BGL helped underscore the richness of Canada’s contemporary art scene”, said the Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Gallery of Canada, Marc Mayer.
Every second year, La Biennale di Venezia brings together visual arts presentations from over 80 countries in its International Art Exhibition. For more than 60 years, the work of the most accomplished Canadian artists has been featured at the Canada Pavilion, located in the Giardini di Castello, one of the Biennale’s two main sites. This participation has served to highlight the quality of contemporary Canadian art in international circles.
The official Canadian representation at La Biennale di Venezia will be made possible through the generous financial support of private philanthropists and corporations from Canada and abroad.
About the National Gallery of Canada
The National Gallery of Canada is home to the most important collections of historical and contemporary Canadian art. The Gallery also maintains Canada's premier collection of European Art from the 14th to the 21st century, as well as important works of American, Asian and Indigenous Art and renowned international collections of prints, drawings and photographs. In 2015, the National Gallery of Canada established the Canadian Photography Institute, a global multidisciplinary research center dedicated to the history, evolution and future of photography. Created in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada has played a key role in Canadian culture for well over a century. Among its principal missions is to increase access to excellent works of art for all Canadians. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @gallerydotca.
For media only: For more information, please contact:
Josée-Britanie Mallet
Senior Media and Public Relations Officer
National Gallery of Canada

Irlanda cercasi curatore

C'è tempo fino al 1 Febbraio per candidarsi per la curatela del Padiglione Irlandese tutte le info qui

Culture Ireland, in partnership with the Arts Council, invites expressions of interest for the role of Commissioner of Ireland’s national representation at the Venice Art Biennale in 2017. The deadline for receipt of expressions of interest is 5.30pm, Monday, 1 February 2015
The aim of supporting Ireland’s representation at this event is to raise the profile of Irish artists and increase their international opportunities. The Venice Art Biennale serves as a global showcase for artists and offers a prominent platform for Irish artists to engage with international audiences, curators and gallerists. here

Tracey Moffatt per l'Australia

L'artista Tracey Moffatt rappresenterà alla prossima Biennale l'Australia.

Dal sito  Australia Council 

The Australia Council for the Arts today announced Tracey Moffatt has been selected to represent Australia at the 57th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale 2017.
Tracey Moffatt will be the sole artist exhibiting at the Australian Pavilion in the Giardini, with the exhibition to be curated by Natalie King.
Venice Biennale 2017 Commissioner Naomi Milgrom AO said she was thrilled that Tracey had agreed to represent Australia at the Venice Biennale in 2017. “With a career spanning over 25 years, Tracey is one of Australia’s celebrated and differentiated contemporary artists, invigorating the art scene both locally and internationally. Tracey is the first Australian Indigenous artist to present a solo exhibition at the Venice Biennale marking this appointment as significant, bold and inspirational. A moment to be celebrated by all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, as it will be by all Australians.”
Tracey Moffatt said she was privileged and very excited to be invited to develop a solo exhibition in the Australian Pavilion.
“Last week when Commissioner Naomi Milgrom telephoned to inform me that it was to be me Ms Moffatt for Venice in 2017 I was a little in shock,” Ms Moffatt said.
“Naomi Milgrom and the wonderful curator Natalie King and I will indeed enjoy our Venice 2017 journey together and we three will make sure that we keep up the humour.
“But we three are dead serious about art. Naomi with her collecting and commissioning, Natalie who has worked as a curator for more than half her life and as for me, I haven’t really had a life; I’ve only had art.
“I’ve already started on my artworks for the Australian Pavilion. Thank you, this is a privilege for me.”
 Tracey Moffatt is one of Australia’s most successful artists, both nationally and internationally. Highly regarded for her formal and stylistic experimentation in film, photography and video, her work draws on the history of cinema, art and photography as well as popular culture and her own childhood memories and fantasies.
Tracey has held around 100 solo exhibitions in Europe, the United States and Australia. Some of her films have been selected for the Cannes Film Festival and in 1997, she was invited to exhibit in the Aperto section of the Venice Biennale. In 2016 the Art Gallery of NSW will present Laudanum and other works, which will provide an in-depth study of her use of the still and moving image.
Australia Council Chair Rupert Myer AO said the Council was extremely pleased to have one of Australia’s most prominent contemporary artists exhibiting at the pavilion. “The Venice Biennale is the most important and prestigious event on the international contemporary arts calendar and the Council considers our involvement to be an important part of the way we promote Australian artists to international audiences,” Mr Myer said.
“At this year’s Biennale, which closed on 22 November, a record 287,690 people visited the new Australian Pavilion to see Fiona Hall’s wondrous installation, and we are delighted to now build on this momentum into 2017 with Tracey Moffatt.”
Tracey’s exhibition will be curated by Natalie King. Natalie is a curator and widely published arts writer with more than two decades experience in international contemporary art. Her unique cultural footprint has seen her develop a depth of expertise and networks across indigenous as well as contemporary arts, realising landmark projects in Australia, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Current roles include Chief Curator of Biennial Lab, City of Melbourne; Senior Research Fellow, Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne and Creative Associate of MPavilion. She has curated Tracey’s work into group exhibitions at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and 13th Dong Gang International Photo Festival, Korea.
Tracey was selected by a five-member panel comprising: Naomi Milgrom AO, Australian Commissioner for the Venice Biennale 2017, Chair of the Selection Advisory Panel; Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator, Public Art Fund, New York; Rebecca Coates, Acting Director, Shepparton Art Museum and independent curator; Lisa Havilah, Director, Carriageworks; and Chris Saines, Director, Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art.
Naomi Milgrom also said that she was delighted to announce the continued support of The Balnaves Foundation as the Major Partner, and The University of Melbourne and White Rabbit Gallery as Supporting Partners.
“The Venice Biennale is Australia’s key private-public arts partnership and through our collaborative efforts we are able to maximise international profile and opportunities for Tracey Moffatt and the broader Australian contemporary visual arts sector. As the new Commissioner for Australia, I’d like to acknowledge and thank our Major and Supporting Partners, and all our individual donors for their continued commitment to this project.”

Artist Biography

Born in Brisbane in 1960, Tracey Moffatt studied visual communications at the Queensland College of Art, from which she graduated in 1982.
Themes such as struggles between individuals, childhood cruelties in suburban life, the toughness of life on the ‘frontier’, the subversion of stereotypes and relations between black and white Australians are apparent in her works. Referencing the artist’s own life and experiences, Moffatt’s work deals with the human condition in all its complexities.
Since her first solo exhibition at the Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney in 1989, she has exhibited extensively in museums all over the world. She first gained significant critical acclaim when her short film Night Cries was selected for official competition at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival. Her first feature film, beDevil, was also selected for Cannes in 1993. In 1997, she was invited to exhibit in the Aperto section of the Venice Biennale. A major exhibition of Moffatt’s work was later held at the Dia Center for the Arts in New York in 1997/98 which consolidated her international reputation.
Comprehensive survey exhibitions of Moffatt’s work have been held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2003-4), the Hasselblad Centre in Goteburg, Sweden (2004) and at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide (2011). In 2006, she had her first retrospective exhibition Tracey Moffatt: Between Dreams and Reality in Italy, at Spazio Oberdan, Milan. In 2007 a major monograph, The Moving Images of Tracey Moffatt, was published by Charta Publishers, Milan.  A solo survey exhibition featuring all seven video montage works at the Museum of Modern Art, New York opened in May 2012.
Tracey Moffatt was the recipient of the 2007 Infinity Award for art by the International Center of Photography, New York. Infinity Awards are given for outstanding achievements in photography by honouring individuals with distinguished careers in the field and by identifying future luminaries.
Tracey Moffatt is represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney and Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York.
Image courtesy of the Artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery

Kirstine Roepstorff per la Danimarca

Il sito Artnews comunica che l'artista Kirstine Roepstorff rappresenterà la Danimarca alla prossima Biennale di Venezia 2017

domenica 6 dicembre 2015

La Biennale + Google Culture

Vi siete persi la Biennale?

Nessun problema, qui nel mio blog trovate un sacco di materiale e fotografie, ma ora c'è anche Google Culture che offre una ricca messe di documentazione, concordata con la Biennale stessa. 

GOOGLE CULTURAL INSTITUTE + 136 artisti provenienti da 53 Paesi, 159 nuove produzioni realizzate per questa edizione e le mostre nei padiglioni nazionali di 70 Paesi, a portata di clic. 

È stata annunciata il 21 ottobre a Roma presso il Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo la collaborazione tra la Biennale di Venezia e Google. Alla presenza del Ministro Dario Franceschini, il Presidente della Biennale Paolo Baratta e il Direttore del Google Cultural Institute Amit Sood hanno presentato il progetto che porta sulla piattaforma del Google Cultural Institute una selezione di opere e padiglioni della Biennale Arte 2015 curata da Okwui Enwezor.

Il progetto, realizzato grazie alle tecnologie all'avanguardia sviluppate dal Google Cultural Institute, è uno strumento sperimentale che mira ad ampliare la possibilità con cui avvicinarsi alla Biennale Arte 2015. Da un lato, infatti, favorirà chi vuole già iniziare a scoprire la Mostra prima di recarsi a Venezia, dall'altro ne consentirà la fruizione e archiviazione anche dopo la conclusione ufficiale (22 novembre 2015).

Nell’ultimo mese di apertura della Biennale Arte, la Mostra Internazionale e le mostre di 80 Paesi in 70 Padiglioni Nazionali sono su oltre che su Si potranno sfogliare le oltre 4.000 opere e immagini documentali contenute nelle diverse collezioni e nelle mostre digitali, o ancora accedere alla visualizzazione delle aree espositive interne ed esterne dei Giardini e dell’Arsenale grazie a più di 80 immagini Street View.

lunedì 23 novembre 2015

Lisa Reihana as New Zealand’s artist for the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017

The Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa has approved and is pleased to announce Lisa Reihana as New Zealand’s artist for the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017. 
Reihana’s panoramic video in Pursuit of Venus [infected] will travel to Venice. It will be presented at its immersive scale and rendered to its full resolution, with additional scenes included.  A new series of photographic works will also be commissioned.
The Arts Council is also pleased to announce Rhana Devenport as the curator for New Zealand’s presentation and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki as a significant contributor to the project. 
In Pursuit of Venus [infected] is a filmic re-imagining of the French scenic wallpaper Les Sauvages De La Mer Pacifique.
In Neoclassical France, entrepreneur Joseph Dufour used the latest printing innovations to produce Les Sauvages De La Mer Pacifique (1804), a sophisticated twenty panel scenic wallpaper. Mirroring a widespread fascination with the Pacific voyages undertaken by Captain Cook, de Bougainville and de la Perouse, its exotic themes referenced popular illustrations of that time. 
Two hundred years later, Lisa Reihana has employed twenty-first century digital technologies to animate Les Sauvages De La Mer Pacifique. Enlivened with the sights and sounds of dance and cultural ceremonies, a vast video panorama is populated by a myriad of people drawn from across New Zealand and the Pacific. 
Challenging historical and contemporary stereotypes, in Pursuit of Venus [infected] returns the gaze of imperialism with a speculative twist that disrupts notions of beauty, authenticity, history and myth. It is designed for multi-channel projection to create an immersive cinematic experience.
Alastair Carruthers, Commissioner for the 2017 Venice Biennale, says “in Pursuit of Venus [infected] has already captured a huge New Zealand audience and international attention with its sensuous reimagining of people, place and time.  In Venice 2017 Lisa Reihana will present a further evolution of her vast and beguiling vision, with new accompanying work.  The exhibition will be irresistible.”
Eleven high-calibre proposals were received for New Zealand’s presentation at the 2017 Venice Biennale. They were assessed by a Selection Advisory Panel, chaired by Arts Council Chairman, Dr Dick Grant. 
Dr Grant says, “This will be New Zealand’s 8th official exhibition at the Venice Biennale.  A series of diverse and powerful presentations by New Zealand artists has preceded it and Creative New Zealand took a very broad view of the possibilities and form that the next presentation might take.  I congratulate the selection panel and Alastair Carruthers on this powerful decision for 2017.”
The Venice Biennale opens every two years in late May or June and runs for approximately six months. It involves more than 80 countries and attracts over 30,000 key international curators, critics, collectors and artists to the three-day Vernissage (preview) period alone. It is the world’s largest and most prestigious international contemporary art exhibition, attended by key curators, writers and collectors.

The Selection Advisory Panel for the 2017 Venice Biennale comprised: Alastair Carruthers, Commissioner 2017; Aaron Kreisler, Head, Ilam School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury; Dr Caroline Vercoe, Senior Lecturer, Art History, Auckland University; Charlotte Huddleston, Director, St Paul St Gallery; Dayle Mace, Patron; Heather Galbraith, Associate Professor, Whiti o Rehua School of Art, Massey University and Commissioner 2015; Judy Millar, artist, Venice 2009; Leigh Melville, Head of Patrons; Michael Prentice – Arts Council; Rose Evans – Arts Council.  The panel was chaired by Arts Council Chairman Dr Dick Grant.
Creative New Zealand’s financial commitment will be $700,000 over two financial years. 
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Open call for the Pavilion of Finland at the Venice Biennale 2017

Frame Visual Art Finland invites proposals for the Pavilion of Finland at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017.

Frame Visual Art Finland is seeking project proposals that examine independence as something formed through complex processes of dependence – ranging from natural resources and labour, language and religion to geopolitics, international commerce and law. The logic of exclusion, forgetting and silencing, is also to be recognised as foundational in the construction of national identity.
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence in 2017, we face an urgent need to reflect on how this is enfolded within the many histories as well as possible futures in a global realm ravaged today by many simultaneous, intertwined crises. The Pavilion of Finland, located in the Giardini in Venice, offers an acute critical context for this reflection.
Proposals may be submitted by a curator working together with an artist or vice versa. The curator and the artist can be individual or a collective. The artists must be based in Finland or be Finnish citizens.
The deadline for the applications is 10 January 2016. The international jury will invite 3–5 applicants to develop their proposals further. Each applicant invited to the second phase will receive a fee of 2000 euros, which can be used for covering work and travel costs as well as other expenses related to the project.
In April 2016, one project will be selected to be realised for the Pavilion of Finland at the Venice Biennale 2017. In addition to the Biennale exhibition, an extensive programme of research and debate as well as a publication will be produced based on the outcome of the open call.

The jury members

  • Taru Elfving, Head of Programme, Frame Visual Art Finland
  • Katerina Gregos, Curator and Writer
  • Sarat Maharaj, Curator, Professor, Lund University
  • Leevi Haapala, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
  • Maaretta Jaukkuri, Curator
  • Patrik Söderlund, Artist, Venice Biennale 2015
  • Chaired by Raija Koli, Director of Frame Visual Art Finland

Successo di pubblico alla Biennale Arte 2015 con oltre 500mila visitatori

Si è chiusa, 22 novembre 2015, la 56. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte della Biennale di Venezia presieduta da Paolo Baratta e curata da Okwui Enwezor con un grande successo di pubblico e di attenzione da tutti i media.

 Nel Panel conclusivo, svoltosi nell’Arena del Padiglione Centrale (Giardini), il Presidente ha annunciato i risultati della Mostra e, insieme al curatore, ha salutato i curatori dei Paesi, i partecipanti e il mondo dell’arte.

Si è rivelata eccezionale l’attenzione dei media, con oltre 8mila giornalisti accreditati, di cui 5.450della stampa estera e 2.650 della stampa italiana.

La rassegna stampa conta inserti speciali sulla stampa estera, tra cui il Financial Timesrichiami in prima pagina di reportage dedicati, tra gli altri su Le Monde e Süddeutsche Zeitungarticoli a tutta pagina sul New York TimesFrankfurter AllgemeineEl Pais, e interi numeri di periodici specializzatidedicati alla Mostra, tra cui Artforum (Stati Uniti), Monopole (Germania), Frieze (Regno Unito).

Alcuni commenti dalla stampa estera:

«There is no grander gathering of contemporary art works in the world than at the Venice Art Biennale, this year in its 56th incarnation. […] The Biennale is the coveted stage for the most internationally diverse metalogue of high-ranking artistic voices to be found anywhere.» Michael Kurcfeld, Los Angeles Review of Books

«An overview of the Venice Biennale in just a few words is nearly impossible.» Karen Wright, The Independent

«La Biennale de Venise est la plus grosse manifestation mondiale dans l’art contemporain et certainement la plus respectée aussi.» Judith Benhamou-Huet, Les Echos

«When art reflects strife at home. Venice Biennale pavilions for 3 countries portray the horror of conflict […]. The art often reflects the horrors at home: artists and curators, who view portraying reality as a duty, illustrate it in a range of media, and Venice becomes a platform for geopolitical frictions. Conflict is certainly visible this year in the pavilions of Iraq, Ukraine and Syria.» Farah Nayeri, International New York Times

«The ever expanded Venice Biennale, with its many collateral events scattered across the city, forces to give up on the idea of forming a comprehensive perspective on global art.» Jörg Heiser,Frieze

«Some of people feel that the idea of showing art in national pavilions is an anachronistic one: wandering around this year’s Biennale, I realized how much I disagree. […] The Biennale is one of the few places that encourages such an approach to thinking about our place in the world. I’m all for it. I wish I could do it justice.» Jennifer Higgie, Frieze

La Mostra, aperta al pubblico quasi 7 mesi, si è chiusa essendo stata visitata da oltre 500milavisitatori (furono 475mila nel 2013). A questi vanno sommati i 24.065 presenti durante la vernice dei quali 2.500 paganti attraverso la Biennale Card.

I giovani e gli studenti sono stati il 31% dei visitatori totali.
Gli studenti che hanno visitato la Mostra in gruppo rappresentano il 14% del pubblico.

Biennale Sessions
Il progetto Biennale Sessions - dedicato alle Università, Accademie di Belle Arti, istituzioni di ricerca e formazione nel settore dell’architettura, delle arti visive e nei campi affini – ha favorito per il quinto anno consecutivo la visita della Mostra a gruppi di studenti e docenti, registrando una straordinaria partecipazione di università straniere con un incremento del +100% rispetto al 2013.
78 università convenzionate (+100% rispetto al 2013) di cui:
         24 università italiane
54 straniere provenienti da 4 continenti e, in particolare, 10 tedesche, 8 britanniche, 7 statunitensi
3.518 studenti universitari provenienti da tutto il mondo hanno inserito la visita alla Biennale Arte 2015 all’interno del loro percorso formativo e considerato la Biennale un luogo di approfondimento e di ricerca.

55.971 (2798 gruppi) partecipanti alle attività educational e ai servizi di visite guidate, con un incremento del 13% rispetto al 2013.
In particolare:
34.671 (+10% sul 2013) i giovani e gli studenti che hanno partecipato alle attività Educational, di cui1.733 gruppi
21.300 (+18% sul 2013) la cifra di adulti e pubblico organizzato in gruppo che ha partecipato alle visite guidate
32 operatori educational della Biennale che hanno accompagnato i visitatori nelle due sedi di mostra.

«Se il numero dei visitatori ha raggiunto un traguardo “significativo” (furono 196mila nel 1999) per la storia della Biennale, teniamo sempre a ribadire che questo non è che uno dei dati che utilizziamo per misurare il valore e l’efficacia del nostro lavoro. Per farlo più compiutamente, infatti, dovremmo rendicontare non solo il numero dei giornalisti, dei critici, dei giovani delle scuole, dei visitatori qualificati nel campo dell’arte, ma anche l’intensità della loro visita, lo scambio di conoscenze e l’arricchimento che le opere di tanti artisti, raccolte e composte dal curatore, hanno indotto in quanti sono venuti in tutti questi mesi. Così si misura la ricchezza prodotta dalla Biennale.»

«Lo straordinario impegno profuso nei padiglioni dei paesi partecipanti, nonché nei numerosi eventi collaterali, che hanno contribuito a diffondere il fenomeno della Biennale in tutta la città, è meritevole del massimo apprezzamento. Così come lo è l’impegno e l’alta professionalità di tanti, davvero tanti, che all’interno della Biennale e intorno ad essa, insieme a Okwui Enwezor e ai suoi collaboratori, hanno contribuito alla “grande impresa”.»

Il Presidente ha aggiunto «il ringraziamento della Biennale al partner Swatch per la sua qualificata e prestigiosa presenza, ai vari sponsor e ai numerosi donor, nonché naturalmente al Ministero dei Beni Culturali e alle istituzioni locali per il prezioso sostegno. »

«Grazie anche all’architetto David Adjaye per il suo impegno nel disegno del progetto di allestimento della Mostra.»

1.493.048  visitatori unici e 8.574.978 visualizzazioni di pagina del sito dal 9 maggio al 21 novembre.

Social Media
257.807       Fan su Facebook al 22 novembre 13% in più rispetto allo scorso anno
452.000       Follower di Twitter al 22 novembre 79% in più rispetto allo scorso anno
  28.700       Follower di Instagram al 22 novembre (creazione account 20 aprile 2015)

  22.558      Post Instagram sul nostro hashtag #BiennaleArte2015
  35.440      Post Instagram sul nostro hashtag #BiennalediVenezia

LE COLLABORAZIONI con Google Cultural Institute
Il 21 ottobre è stata annunciata la collaborazione tra La Biennale di Venezia e il Google Cultural Institute che consente l’archiviazione e la fruizione della Biennale Arte 2015 anche dopo la conclusione ufficiale. La Mostra si potrà continuare a visitare su È stato inoltre aperto a Venezia, nella sede di Ca’ Giustinian, lo spazio dimostrativo dove sono presentate le tecnologie utilizzate per realizzare la messa online della Mostra, che rimarrà aperto fino al 23 gennaio 2016.

con l’Accademia di Belle Arti
Sono oltre 60 gli studenti dell’Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia che hanno collaborato con alcuni artisti all’allestimento delle loro opere. Di questi, 35 hanno preso parte a Mostra aperta alle performance di Olaf Nicolai, Adrian Piper, Ivana Müller e ai progetti di Hans Haack e Maria Eichhorn.

Nell’ARENA nel Padiglione Centrale si è svolta una programmazione interdisciplinare dal vivo, il cui cardine è stata la lettura senza soluzione di continuità dei tre volumi di Das Kapital di Karl Marx. Concepita dall’architetto ghanese-britannico David Adjaye, l’ARENA ha raccolto recital, proiezioni di film, performance, pubbliche discussioni per tutta la durata della Mostra.

Creative Time Summit 2015 - la più grande conferenza internazionale sulle trasformazioni artistiche e sociali – ha partecipato alla 56. Esposizione su invito del curatore Okwui Enwezor.Oltre 100 relatori tra artisti, attivisti, insegnanti, teorici e politici, provenienti da oltre 20 paesi,hanno discusso del Curriculum al Teatro alle Tese dell’Arsenale davanti a 500 persone provenienti da 40 paesi.

NexusCreation at the Nexus of Science Technology and Art è il simposio svoltosi il 3 e 4 novembre nella sede di Ca’ Giustinian, organizzato dalla Biennale di Venezia e la Direzione Generale CONNECT della Commissione Europea. Artisti e i rappresentanti di Istituzioni d’Arte si sono confrontati con i coordinatori dei team di ricerca nell’Industria e nel mondo Accademico.

Il 20 novembre si è conclusa con successo la quarta edizione del Convegno Internazionale sul rapporto tra ‘Archivi e Mostre’, dedicato quest’anno alla Fotografia, organizzato dalla Biennale di Venezia – ASAC nell’ambito della 56. Esposizione Int.le d’Arte.


89        partecipazioni nazionali, numero record per la Mostra di Arte
29        partecipazioni nazionali nei padiglioni storici ai Giardini
31        (con Italia) partecipazioni nazionali all’Arsenale
29        partecipazioni nazionali nel centro storico di Venezia
5        nazioni presenti per la prima volta sono: Grenada, Mauritius, Mongolia, Repubblica del Mozambico, Repubblica delle Seychelles
3        paesi partecipano quest’anno dopo una lunga assenza: 
Ecuador, per la prima volta con un proprio padiglione nazionale, (1966, poi con l’IILA), Filippine (1964), Guatemala (1954, poi con l’IILA)
44       eventi collaterali

La Santa Sede ha partecipato anche quest’anno con una mostra allestita nelle Sale d’Armi, in quegli spazi che la Biennale ha restaurato per essere destinati a padiglioni durevoli. In Principio… la parola si fece carne è il titolo scelto dal Card. Gianfranco Ravasi (Presidente del Pontificio Consiglio della Cultura) per il Padiglione curato da Micol Forti (Direttore della Collezione d’Arte Contemporanea dei Musei Vaticani).

Il Padiglione Italia in Arsenale, organizzato dal Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali con la Direzione generale arte e architettura contemporanee e periferie urbane, è stato curato da Vincenzo Trione.

La Biennale ha voluto quest’anno impegnarsi direttamente nel Padiglione Venezia, dedicato nel tempo anche alle Arti Applicate, riprendendone con tale iniziativa il filo, seppure in una direzione diversa e aggiornata, quella delle applicazioni più recenti dell'alta tecnologia. È stata pertanto allestita la mostra Guardando avanti. L’evoluzione dell’arte del fare. 9 storie dal Veneto: Digitale – non solo digitale curata da Aldo Cibic.

Inaugurata a Venezia sabato 9 maggio con una cerimonia nella sede della Biennale a Ca’ Giustinian (Sala delle Colonne), la Mostra è stata visitata il 3 settembre dal Presidente della Repubblica,Sergio Mattarella, e dal Ministro dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del TurismoDario Franceschini. L’8 maggio è stata visitata dal Ministro per le riforme costituzionali e per i rapporti con il Parlamento, Maria Elena BoschiNumerose sono state le visite istituzionali di Ministri eAmbasciatori.

Il catalogo della Mostra è stato realizzato da Marsilio Editori.

Si ringrazia Swatch, partner della manifestazione, ENEL, main sponsor, gli sponsor, JTI (Japan Tobacco International), Artemide, Vela-Venezia Unica, illycaffè e VEDE-Venice Excellence Design.
Un caloroso ringraziamento ai donors.
Ringraziamenti a Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Adecco e Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane.
Si ringraziano, inoltre, Hotel Splendid Venice e Garage San Marco.
Grazie infine il Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, le Istituzioni del territorio che in vario modo sostengono la Biennale, la Città di Venezia, la Regione del Veneto. Si estende il ringraziamento alla Marina Militare e alle Soprintendenze veneziane.

I video di tutte le iniziative della Mostra e le interviste ai protagonisti sono visibili nel media center del sito istituzionale

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sabato 14 novembre 2015

Ultima setimana / last week

Biennale Arte 2015
Appuntamenti del weekend di chiusura dal 20 al 22 novembre

Padiglione Centrale ai Giardini e Arsenale h. 10 - 18

venerdì 20 novembre

archivio di lavoro | archivio di deposito | archivio storico

Quarto Convegno Int.le sul rapporto tra Archivi e Mostre
organizzato dalla Biennale di Venezia – ASAC nell’ambito della 56. Esposizione Int.le d’Arte

 Biblioteca della Biennale, h. 10 – 18
Ingresso libero da Calle del Paludo, Castello
I partecipanti al convegno hanno diritto a un coupon sconto per acquistare il biglietto della Biennale Arte 2015 a 16 

venerdì 20, sabato 21 e domenica 22 novembre


Arena, Padiglione Centrale ai Giardini e Arsenale, h. 10-18
Per il pubblico di Mostra

domenica 22 novembre

Panel conclusivo All the World’s Futures
con Paolo Baratta, Presidente della Biennale, Okwui Enwezor, curatore della 56. Esposizione
e i curatori dei Paesi: Repubblica di Armenia, Germania, Grecia, Polonia e Serbia

Arena, Padiglione Centrale ai Giardini, h. 14 – 15.40
Per il pubblico di Mostra

 Il programma dettagliato è consultabile su