Paolo Baratta, president of la Biennale di Venezia, states “The world before us today exhibits deep divisions and wounds, pronounced inequalities and uncertainties as to the future. Despite the great progress made in knowledge and technology, we are currently negotiating an ‘age of anxiety’. And once more, the Biennale observes the relationship between art and the development of the human, social, and political world, as external forces and phenomena loom large over it. Our aim is to investigate how the tensions of the outside world act on the sensitivities and the vital and expressive energies of artists, on their desires and their inner song. One of the reasons the Biennale invited Okwui Enwezor as curator”. The filter of this exhibiton are “Liveness: On epic duration”, “Garden of Disorder” and “Capital: A Live Reading”.
The 56th La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale)
Date: May 9th – November 22nd, 2015
Place: In Venezia
Text: Aya Shomura