Venice Biennale, international art exhibition featuring architecture, visual arts, cinema, dance, music, and theatre, is held in Venice every two years during the summer.
The students had the opportunity to visit, with the Biennale official team, the 14th International Architecture Exhibition “Fundamentals”, directed by Rem Koolhaas and organized by Paolo Baratta.
We visited the Giardini and the Arsenale togheter with 66 National Participations as well as the external pavillions around the city of Venice.
The Biennale was founded in 1895 as the International Exhibition of Art of the City of Venice to promote “the most noble activities of the modern spirit without distinction of country.”
The first Biennale, which achieved worldwide recognition and welcomed more than 200,000 visitors, included artists from 16 countries. After World War II it became the leading showplace for contemporary art and the international avant-garde. In 1998, it expanded to include architecture.