VENICE BIENNALE PRIVATE TOUR
BIENNALE ARCHITETTURA 2023: THE LABORATORY OF THE FUTURE
Among the upcoming cultural events in Venice, La Biennale Architettura exhibit stands out in relevance and duration. It will be held from May 20th through November 26th, 2023 in the Giardini area, at the Arsenale, and at several other locations throughout the city.
The curator is Lesley Lokko, a Ghanaian-Scottish architect, academic, and novelist who has taught Architecture at Illinois and Iowa State Universities, at Kingston University in London, and in 2015 started from scratch in Johannesburg a post-graduate School of Architecture.
In her introductory essays, Lokko says that Africa IS the laboratory of the future, for being the youngest and the fastest urbanizing continent in the entire world, the ideal place for the civil rights struggles and social equity after a long and tragic historical past.
Much of Lokko’s books are focussed on cultural and racial identity. She strongly believes in a more inclusive, equitable society that needs to be planned by architects, able to convert hope into reality.
In this sense, La Biennale di Venezia has always been a dynamic laboratory of the future, where various creative disciplines confront one another on the world to come, an international workshop of ongoing projects, innovative proposals, and imaginary scenarios. This is what the audience expects to enjoy next year!
Our Venice Biennale Private Tour will include a selection of the most significant exhibits at the Giardini and at the Arsenale. On request, the itinerary can be customized to include other venues in different areas of town.
More contemporary art tours in Venice on our Walks inside Venice website.
- Biennale Giardini top interest pavilions
- Biennale Arsenale most representative venues
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 400 euros for each three hour tour
- Admissions: Full- Regular 25,50 euros – Students under 26 y.o. 16,50 euros (with current student ID)