In odd-numbered years, Venice forgets its magnificent past to invent the future. According to one of the curators of the Biennale, who change with each edition, it offers a more global reflection on the current state of contemporary art. The Venetian Biennale also gives out an award, the Golden Lion, to an artist whose entire career is an achievement.
The headquarters of this contemporary event is the Guardini. It is here, in these splendid English gardens that 28 pavilions of the founding countries and the artists they present are installed. A victim of its success, the Biennale has expanded, taking possession of the Arsenale, and then, little by little, in 'off' mode, it has infiltrated palaces and museums, and is even seen on some small islands like La Certosa and Sant'Elena.
Though some of its biases are, at times, considered extreme, what matter does it make, as long as modernity is honoured and celebrated? Because Venice is a party!
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