“May you live in interesting times” is the main topic of the Venice Art Biennale. The 58th International Art Exhibition is curated by Ralph Rugoff and organized by Paolo Baratta. The pre-opening will take place on May 8th, 9th and 10th, the awards ceremony and inauguration will be held on Saturday May 11th 2019.
As its fourth edition, the Biennale exhibition once again aims to bring together international, multidisciplinary projects. With the work of creatives from South Korea all the way to Chile, the showcase highlights global innovations that range from solutions for daily life through to consumer products and technologies.
At the same time, however, the designs are all tributes to inter-disciplinary traditions. Including intricate details and ancient techniques, this craftsmanship is exemplified to visitors from conception through to production processes.
Each creative was selected based on how their work proposes and forms a dialogue with the public. The results enable the exhibition to become an immersive, engagement environment that presents challenging yet thought-provoking ideas.
Visitors are encouraged to participate and interact with the work; senses and perceptions are awakened, and reflections on important contemporary topics are stimulated. To further promote design in Venice, guests are given city maps that list 42 local, independent craftsmen who can be discovered in the area.