VENICE BIENNALE PRIVATE TOUR
VENICE BIENNALE 2024: “FOREIGNERS EVERYWHERE”
If for the Venice Art Biennale 2022 the ‘different’ was the female, or non-binary artist, the theme of the 2024 edition will be the ‘diverse’ in the sense of foreigner, with a focus on the artist who has traveled from South to North. For the first time in the history of the Venice Biennale the curator is a Latin American, while the attention is strongly on Africa and Asia.
From April 20th until November 24th Venice will be more international than ever thanks to FOREIGNERS EVERYWHERE. This is the theme chosen by Adriano Pedrosa, the Brazilian curator for this 60th edition.
Quoting Adriano Pedrosa’s words: «The backdrop for the work is a world rife with multiple crises concerning the movement and existence of people across countries, nations, territories, and borders, which reflect the perils and pitfalls of language, translation, and ethnicity, expressing differences and disparities conditioned by identity, nationality, race, gender, sexuality, wealth, and freedom. In this landscape, the phrase Foreigners Everywhere has (at least) a dual meaning. Wherever you go and wherever you are you will always encounter foreigners—they/we are everywhere. Secondly, that no matter where you find yourself, you are always, truly, and deep down inside, a foreigner».
The curator also states: «The Biennale Arte 2024 will focus on artists who are themselves foreigners, immigrants, expatriates, diasporic, émigrés, exiled, and refugees—especially those who have moved between the Global South and the Global North». There will be two major sections dedicated to new and old works, a Contemporary and a Historical nucleus. This second area will aim at investigating the history of modernism beyond Europe and North America.
“We are all too familiar with the history of modernism in Euro-America, yet the modernisms in the Global South remain largely unknown and thus they assume a truly contemporary relevance—we urgently need to learn more about and from them,” Pedrosa affirms. “European modernism itself travelled far beyond Europe throughout the 20th century, often intertwined with colonialism, and many artists in the Global South travelled to Europe to be exposed to it. Yet modernism was appropriated, devoured, and cannibalized in the Global South, repeatedly taking on radically new shapes and forms in dialogue with local and indigenous references.”
A section of the Nucleo Storico will be devoted to what Pedrosa defines “the worldwide Italian artistic diaspora in the 20th century,” with the many Italians who migrated to Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Our Venice Biennale Private Tour will include a selection of the most significant exhibits at the Giardini and at the Arsenale. As the different nations are slowly revealing their choices, we can already announce that amongst the ‘not-to-be-missed’ pavilions there will be UK, Japan, the United States, Nigeria, South Corea. While Benin will participate for the first time.
On request, the itinerary can be customized to include other venues in different areas of town.
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- Biennale Giardini top interest pavilions
- Biennale Arsenale most representative venues
- Chance of customized tours to other venues in town
La Biennale di Venezia is both a legendary event in the history of Modern Art and a stronghold of the fame of Venice as a mythical city.
Due to its amazing success, it became the model for other more recent Contemporary Art exhibits in the whole world, and still today is one of the major attractions in the city.
It was established in 1895 and is held every other year in a large green area – the Giardini – created by Napoleon in the early XIX cent., located in the Castello district.
At the beginning of the 20th century the main European countries were invited to set their own pavilion here, in order to display representative modern artworks of each nation. Some of the historical pavilions are masterpieces in themselves, and they will be part of our tour.
The purpose was reviving the international vocation of Venice as a capital of the arts.
La Biennale was also conceived as
DRESS CODE AND ADVICE
- Please wear comfortable shoes and a hat in the summer
- This is a six hour tour (with a lunch break), or a three hour one for each section (Giardini or Arsenale)
- Cost of this tour 440 euros for each three hour tour
- Admissions: Full- Regular 25,50 euros – Students under 26 y.o. 16,50 euros (with current student ID)