BIENNALE - ART
58th INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION (BIENNALE) – MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES is the title chosen by the curator of the exhibition, Ralph Rugoff.
The Art Exhibition will take place from the 11th of May to the 24th of November 2019 at the Giardini della Biennale (Gardens) and the Arsenale.
These gardens in the east of Venice have been the traditional venue for the International Art Exhibition since 1895. They were laid out during the Napoleonic era, on land that had once been occupied by a district that included four churches and three convents. The area hosts the Central Pavilion and a further 29 national pavilions, built at various periods by the participating countries themselves.
Several pavilions in the Gardens were designed and built by famous architects.
Ralph Rugoff has declared “I am absolutely thrilled with this appointment. The Venice Biennale is the oldest and most prestigious exhibition of its kind internationally and I am really looking forward to taking on this new challenge.”
“May you live in interesting moments” is a phrase of English invention that has long been mistakenly cited as an ancient Chinese curse that invokes periods of uncertainty, crisis and turmoil; "interesting times", exactly as the ones we live in today.
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