"All the World’s Futures" is the title of the 56th Art Exhibition organized by la Biennale di Venezia and curated by Okwui Enwezor, born in Nigeria in 1963, considered one of the most important contemporary art curators internationally recognized
The exhibition will start at the Central Pavilion (Giardini) and continues at the Arsenale, with over 136 artists from 53 countries, of whom 89 will be showing here for the first time.
The countries participating for the first time in the Exhibition are Grenada, Mauritius, Mongolia, Republic of Mozambique, and Republic of Seychelles. The Italian Pavilion, at the Arsenale, will be curated by Vincenzo Trione.
44 Collateral Events, approved by the curator of the International Exhibition and promoted by non profit national and international institutions, will present their exhibitions and initiatives in various locations within the city of Venice.
This year the focus is on South, among the various installations, we find “Lampedusa”of Vik Muniz, the famous Brazilian artist. It is the representation of a paper boat covered with the pages of "The New Venice" newspaper dated October 4th, 2013, the day following the tragedy of Lampedusa. This performance was born at the end of the operation Mare Nostrum, the artist wanted to remember that the danger is always present.
Then there are the "Invisible Borders", using art and photography to promote trans-African exchanges. On a trip from Lagos to Bamako, ten artists show us another Africa, far from commonplace: they capture with photographs the stories of the people they met. During the journey they worked with young people to encourage them to meditate on the new Africa of the twenty-first century.
The connection between art and social is undeniable. Indeed, it seems that is precisely the social variables to inspire artists, starting from the disease and achieving beautiful performances to improve the context that has generated them.
Venice, 9 May > 22 November 2015