56th Venice Art Biennale, 2015 – Central Pavilion Exhibition

Place: Venice, Italy
La Biennale di Venezia
Venice Art Biennale 2015
All the World's Future
Curator: Okwui Enwezor
Photos © Inexhibit, 2015, all rights reserved


The Biennale’s Central Pavilion at Giardini di Castello,  photo © Inexhibit, 2015

56th Venice Art Biennale, 2015 – The Central Pavilion Exhibition

All the World’s Future is an articulated exhibition pivoting around the Central Pavilion at Giardini. In this year’s edition, the curator Okwui Enwezor reaffirms the legacy of the Art Biennale as a place of proposal and debate on social and economic changes.
In particular, the inspiration for the 56th edition of the Art Biennale originates from the 1974 edition, when a relevant part of the exhibition program was reserved for the events that, in Chile, followed the coup d’état organized by General Augusto Pinochet, that overthrew the government of Salvador Allende. That year, the Biennale manifested its support for the Chilean people and democracy with a program that involved intellectuals and artists of the most diverse backgrounds.


Central Pavilion entrance hall with Fabio Mauri, Il muro Occidentale, 1993


Robert Smithson, Dead Tree, 1969; photo © Inexhibit, 2015

Reconnecting to that experience, as well as to the many documents it produced, the core of All the World’s Future is the Arena housed in the heart of Giardini’s Central Pavilion. Designed by the renowned Ghanaian-British architect David Adjaye, the Arena will host a multi-disciplinary program of live events, lectures, concerts, performances, and screenings, as well as a public discussion forum. The core of the program is the full reading of Karl Marx’s “Das Kapital” which will go on for 7 months, the entire duration of the 56th International Art Exhibition.



The “Arena ” during the reading of “Das Kapital”; photo © Inexhibit, 2015


Thomas Hirschorn , Roof Off; photo © Inexhibit, 2015


On side walls, Ellen Gallagher, Dew Breaker, 2015; center room, Atlas, by Huma Bhabha, 2015; in the background, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Earth’s Creation, 1994,  photo © Inexhibit, 2015


Side walls: Adrian Piper, Everything #21, 2010-13; in the background: Fabio Mauri, “I numeri malefici”, 1978; photo © Inexhibit, 2015


Glenn Ligon, Come Out, 2015; photo © Inexhibit, 2015


Isa Genzken, Realized and Unrealized outdoor projects; photo © Inexhibit, 2015


Tetsuya Ishida, Collection, 1998; photo © Inexhibit, 2015


Wangechi Mutu, The end of carrying all, 2015; photo © Inexhibit, 2015


Hans Haacke, Blue Sail 1964-1965. Photo © Inexhibit, 2015

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