The Venice Art Biennale can be considered one of the most important contemporary art exhibitions in the world and takes place every 2 years from May to November.
The title of the exhibition “May You Live In Interesting Times” can be interpreted, according to President of the Biennale Paolo Baratta, as a curse referring to times of uncertainty and unrest in which we are currently living but also as an invitation to use creativity as an antidote to conformism.
This year’s exhibition, curated by Ralf Rugoff, director of the Hayward Gallery in London, is open until November 24 2019 and includes 79 artists from all over the world.
Entrance tickets are valid for both the Giardini, site of the first Biennale in 1895 with the Central Pavilion and 29 of the historical country pavilions, and the Arsenalewhere you can find the other international pavilions and the Italian Pavilion.
In addition, there are numerous country pavilions throughout the city, most of them with free entrance.
Interesting fact is that in this year’s exhibition half of the artists are women and under 40, almost all the works have been made after 2010 and have never been exhibited before.
Guided tours are available and also activities for families with kids where the expert guides will choose the best artworks for children and involve them in their explanations. Average duration of the tour is approx. 1.5 hours
The Casa dei Tre Oci presents the first exhibition dedicated to Fulvio Roiter after his death in 2016, presenting the most complete monographic ever realized on the author. A tribute to the photographer who more than any other has linked the image of Venice to his name.
The exhibition, curated by Denis Curti, shows through 200 photographs the greatness and the internationality of Fulvio Roiter’s work; Images, full of significance, that take you on an amazing journey from Venice and the lagoon to Umbria, Sicily and Sardinia, but also to New Orleans, Belgium, Portugal, Andalusia and Brazil. To return, in the end, home to his beloved Venice.
The exposition is on display until August 26th 2018.
The Casa dei Tre Oci (translated “the house of the 3 eyes”) is a splendid example of early 20th-century neo-Gothic Venetian architecture. Designed by the artist Mario De Maria (Marius Pictor) and built in 1913 on Giudecca island, offering incomparable views of St Mark’s basin, the square and the Doge’s Palace.
The building was declared a monument of historical and artistic interest in 2007 by the Veneto Regional Direction for Cultural and Landscape Assets and, after careful restoration, the Casa dei Tre Oci became a public exhibition venue in 2012. It has since hosted a number of important photography exhibitions with world famous names like Sebastiao Salgado, Helmut Newton, Rene Burri, Ferdinando Scianna, David Lachapelle and Werner Bischoff. Definitely worth a visit to see a different Venice.
The Casa dei Tre Oci is also available for private events.