Venice Biennale | Widewalls


The Venice Biennale is the most famous and the world oldest event of this kind. It was founded in 1895 and was imagined as a World Fair focused on contemporary art. The event was to celebrate the wedding anniversary of the Italian monarch and national exhibitions which happened after the unification of Italy in 1861.

The Art Exhibition has a long history of notable solo shows (such as ones of Klimt, Renoir, Courbet), it was interrupted because of the WWI, run by the Fascists in the 1930s, and finally, after WWII, it was revived. Since then, it mostly offered retrospectives until the 1970s when for the first time a theme was adopted by the Biennale which became a standard practice for all the upcoming editions of this iconic event.

The upcoming edition of Biennale is expected with anticipation in 2019.

Featured image: Siri Aurdal – ONDA VOLANTE, Nordic Pavillion Venice Biennale 2017. Image creative commons





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