Founded in 1895, the Venice Biennale is celebrating its 56th round this year, opening a month earlier than usual in the Italian city and running from May 9 to November 22, 2015.
Like always, La Biennale will be stacked with international artists—specifically 136 representing 88 national participants, 88 of which (representing 53 different countries) are showing in Venice for the first time.
Some of these new names are not, however, new to aqnb. The Internet Saga, the only project dedicated to art on the web, will take cinema legend Jonas Mekas as its protagonist; Antarctic Pavilion will welcome Alexander Ponomarev‘s Concordia, curated by Nadim Samman (responsible for Rare Earth); and e-flux journal will be participating by creating a single issue spanning four months (May to August), beginning with an opening on May 8 and featuring founders Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood and Anton Vidokle, as well as guest editor Natasha Ginwala.
Some of the other participants include: Dainius Liškevičius’s project Museum at the Pavilion of Lithuania on May 6 (accompanied by the collateral event assembly Rotten Dice on May 7; Pizza Pavilion, with over twenty artists including Lorna Mills and Santiago Taccetti, on May 7; the online project Sunscreen, commissioned by EM15; an exhibition by ArtRevolution Party; and the Polish Pavilion‘s film projection of the opera Halka staged in Haiti in February by artists C.T. Jasper and Joanna Malinowska curated by Magdalena Moskalewicz.
See the La Biennale website for details. **