All the World’s Futures at la Biennale di Venezia 2015

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
All the World’s Futures at la Biennale di Venezia 2015

The title chosen by Okwui Enwezor for the 56th International Art Exhibition is: All the World’s Futures

All the World’s Futures at la Biennale di Venezia 2015
The President of la Biennale di Venezia, Paolo Baratta, accompanied by the curator of the 56th International Art Exhibition, Okwui Enwezor, met on 22 October 2014 at Ca’ Giustinian, Venice, with the representatives of the 53 Countries participating in the 56th International Art Exhibition, which will take place from May 9th to November 22nd 2015 at the Giardini and at the Arsenale (Preview on May 6th, 7th and 8th) and in various other venues in Venice.
 
The title chosen by Okwui Enwezor for the 56th International Art Exhibition is: All the World’s Futures
 
Okwui Enwezor has explained his project as follows: «The ruptures that surround and abound around every corner of the global landscape today recall the evanescent debris of previous catastrophes piled at the feet of the angel of history in Angelus Novus. How can the current disquiet of our time be properly grasped, made comprehensible, examined, and articulated? Over the course of the last two centuries the radical changes have made new and fascinating ideas subject matter for artists, writers, filmmakers, performers, composers, musicians. It is with this recognition that the 56th International Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia proposesAll the World’s Futures a project devoted to a fresh appraisal of the relationship of art and artists to the current state of things».
 
"A Klee painting named Angelus Novus shows an angel looking as though he is about to move away from something he is fixedly contemplating. His eyes are staring, his mouth is open, his wings are spread. This is how one pictures the angel of history. His face is turned toward the past. Where we perceive a chain of events, he sees one single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage upon wreckage and hurls it in front of his feet. The angel would like to stay, awaken the dead, and make whole what has been smashed. But a storm is blowing from Paradise; it has got caught in his wings with such violence that the angel can no longer close them. The storm irresistibly propels him into the future to which his back is turned, while the pile of debris before him grows skyward. This storm is what we call progress." - Walter Benjamin, Theses on the Philosophy of History
 
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