From May 31 2013 to November 23 2013
Biennale of Modern Art 2013
The 55th International Art Exhibition will take place in Venice from June, 1st to November, 24th 2013 at the Giardini and at the Arsenale (preview: May 29th, 30th and 31st 2013), as well as in various venues the city, and will be curated by Massimiliano Gioni.
The title chosen by Massimiliano Gioni for the 55th International Art Exhibition is: Il Palazzo Enciclopedico / The Encyclopedic Palace.
assimiliano Gioni introduced the choice of theme evoking the artist self-taught Italian-American Marino Auriti that on November 16, 1955 filed a design with the US Patent office depicting his Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace), an imaginary museum that was meant to house all worldly knowledge, bringing together the greatest discoveries of the human race, from the wheel to the satellite.
The exhibition will place at its heart a reflection on the ways in which images have been used to organize knowledge and shape our experience of the world. Inspired by what scholar Hans Belting has called an anthropology of images, the Biennale Arte 2013 curated by Massimiliano Gioni will attempt an inquiry in the realms of the imaginary and the functions of imagination.
What room is left for internal images - for dreams, hallucinations and visions - in an era besieged by external ones. And what is the point of creating an image of the world when the world itself has become increasingly like an image. How far does the domain of the imaginary extend, when people are still fighting in the name of images?