Venice Biennale 2015 – Central Pavilion exhibition

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

Venice-Biennale-Art-2015-Central-Pavilion-exhibition-inexhibit-14The Biennale’s Central Pavilion at Giardini di Castello,  photo © Inexhibit, 2015

Venice Art Biennale 2015 – The Central Pavilion exhibition
Federica Lusiardi, Inexhibit

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 to 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 to 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 the Giardini’s Central Pavilion. Designed by the renowned Ghanaian-British architect David Adjaye, the Arena will hosts a multi-disciplinary program of live events, lectures, concerts, performances and screenings, as well as a public discussion forum. Core of the program is the full reading of Karl Marx’s “Das Kapital” that will go on throughout 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 background, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Earth’s Creation, 1994,  photo © Inexhibit, 2015


Side walls: Adrian Piper, Everything #21, 2010-13; in 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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