"All the World’s Futures" starts May 9, 2015

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
"All the World’s Futures" starts May 9, 2015

"All the World’s Futures", la Biennale di Venezia, 56th International Art Exhibition curated by Okwui Enwezor, will be open to the public from Saturday, May 9th to Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 at the Giardini della Biennale and at the Arsenale. The preview will be held on May 6th, 7th and 8th. The awards ceremony and the inauguration will take place on Saturday May 9th, 2015. 89 National Participations will be exhibiting in the historical Pavilions at the Giardini, at the Arsenale and in the city of Venice. The countries participating for the first time in the Exhibition are Grenada, Mauritius, Mongolia, Republic of Mozambique and Republic of Seychelles.

"All the World’s Futures" starts May 9, 2015

The 56th International Art Exhibition entitled All the World’s Futures,curated by Okwui Enwezor and organized by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta,will be open to the public from Saturday, May 9th to Sunday, November 22nd, 2015 at the Giardini della Biennale and at the Arsenale. The preview will be held on May 6th, 7th and 8th. The awards ceremony and the inauguration will take place on Saturday May 9th, 2015.

89 National Participations will be exhibiting in the historical Pavilions at the Giardini, at the Arsenale and in the city of Venice. The countries participating for the first time in the Exhibition are Grenada, Mauritius, Mongolia, Republic of Mozambique and Republic of  Seychelles. Other countries are participating this year after years of absence: Ecuador (1966, then with the IILA), the Philippines (1964), and Guatemala (1954, then with the IILA).

Foreword by Paolo Baratta, President of la Biennale di Venezia: "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 was for his special sensitivity in this regard."

Wangechi Mutu, Bird Flew, 2014. Mixed media, ink, collage on Mylar, 114.3 x 170.2 cm. Courtesy the Artist; Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Collection Bill and Charlotte Fors, New York

Paolo Baratta, President of la Biennale di Venezia: "In every Biennale, the presence of our curator, alongside the different voices of the curators of the various pavilions, contributes to the emergence of an important value, the pluralism of voices. “Parliament of Forms”. And what should a parliament be if not a plurality of voices?

Finally, in the more intimate Biennales as in the ones that more dramatically draw in history, what is important is that the Exhibition must always be seen as a venue for free and independent dialogue."

The Italian Pavilion at the Arsenale, organized by the Italian Ministry for the Cultural Heritage and Activities, with thegeneral Direction for Arte e Architettura contemporanee e Periferie urbane, will be curated by Vincenzo Trione.

44 Collateral Events, approved by the curator of the International Exhibition and promoted by non profit national and international institutions, will present their exhibitions and initiatives in various locations within the city of Venice.

The 56th International Art Exhibitionwill form a unitary itinerary that starts at the Central Pavilion (Giardini) and continues at the Arsenale, with over 136 artists from 53 countries, of whom 89 will be showing here for the first time. 

Marlene Dumas, Justice, 1992. Oil on canvas, 25 x 20 cm. Courtesy Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp. Photo Felix Tirry

Okwui Enwezor: "The 56th International Art Exhibition: All the World’s Futures, will introduce the ARENA, an active space dedicated to continuous live programming across disciplines and located within the Central Pavilion in the Giardini. The linchpin of this program will be the epic live reading of all three volumes of Karl Marx’s Das Kapital (Capital). Here, Das Kapital will serve as a kind of Oratorio that will be continuously read live, throughout the exhibition’s seven months’ duration.”

Designed by award-winning Ghanaian/British architect David Adjaye, the ARENA will serve as a gathering-place of the spoken word, the art of the song, recitals, film projections, and a forum for public discussions. Taking the concept of the Sikh event, the Akhand Path (a recitation of the Sikh holy book read continuously over several days by a relay of readers), Das Kapital will be read as a dramatic text by trained actors, directed by artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien, during the entire duration of this year Art Biennale.”

Christian Boltanski, Animitas, 2014.  Photo Amparo Irarrazaval 

“Carrying out the concept of “Liveness: On Epic Duration,” the Art Biennale has commissioned several new scores and artists’ performances, to be presented continuously in the ARENA. Here, we are especially interested in the concept of the song and the potential for the human voice to be an instrument that carries forward the pace of a narrative.”

Oscar Murillo, I don't work Sundays, 2014. Oil on canvas on stainless steel, canvas 386 x 270 cm, rail 400 cm 

The list of the invited artists is below:

1. ABBOUD, Jumana Emil

b. 1971 Palestine, lives and works in Jerusalem

2. ABDESSEMED, Adel

b. 1971 Algeria, lives and works in London

3. ABONNENC, Mathieu Kleyebe

b. 1977 France, lives and works in Metz

4. ABOUNADDARA

founded 2010 Syria, based in Syria

5. ACHOUR, Boris

b. 1966 France, lives and works in Paris

6. ADKINS, Terry

b. 1953 - d. 2014, United States

7. AFIF, Saâdane

b. 1970 France, lives and works in Berlin

8. AKERMAN, Chantal

b. 1950 Belgium, lives and works in Paris       

9. AKOMFRAH, John

b. 1957 Ghana, lives and works in London

10. AKPOKIERE, Karo

b. 1981 Nigeria, lives and works in Lagos and Berlin

11. AL SOLH, Mounira

b. 1978 Lebanon, lives and works in Beirut and Amsterdam

12. ALGÜN RINGBORG, Meriç

b. 1983 Turkey, lives and works in Stockholm

13. ALLORA, Jennifer & CALZADILLA, Guillermo

b. 1974 United States, b. 1971 Cuba, live and work in San Juan

14. ATAMAN, Kutluğ

b. 1961 Turkey, lives and works in London 

15. BAJEVIC, Maja

b. 1967 Bosnia, lives and works in Paris and Sarajevo

16. BALLESTEROS, Ernesto

b. 1963 Argentina, lives and works in Buenos Aires

17. BALOJI, Sammy

b. 1978 Democratic Republic of Congo,
lives and works in Lubumbashi and Brussels

18. BARBA, Rosa

b. 1972 Italy, lives and works in Berlin

19. BASELITZ, Georg

b. 1938 Germany, lives and works in Munich

20. BASUALDO, Eduardo

b. 1977 Argentina, lives and works in Buenos Aires

21. BAUER, Petra

b. 1970 Sweden, lives and works in Stockholm

22. BESHTY, Walead

b. 1976 United Kingdom, lives and works in Los Angeles

23. BHABHA, Huma

b. 1962 Pakistan, lives and works in Poughkeepsie

24. BOLTANSKI, Christian

b. 1944 France, lives and works in Paris

25. BONVICINI, Monica

b. 1965 Italy, lives and works in Berlin

26. BOYCE, Sonia

b. 1962 United Kingdom, lives and works in London

27. BOYD, Daniel

b. 1982 Australia, lives and works in Sydney

28. BREY, Ricardo

b. 1955 Cuba, lives and works in Gent

29. BROODTHAERS, Marcel

b. 1924 - d. 1976, Belgium

30. BRUGUERA, Tania

b. 1968 Cuba, lives and works in New York

31. BURGA, Teresa

b. 1935 Peru, lives and works in Lima

32. CALHOUN, Keith & McCORMICK, Chandra

b. 1955/b. 1957  United States, live and work in New Orleans

33. CAO, Fei

b. 1978 China, lives and works in Beijing

34. CHAMEKH, Nidhal

b. 1985 Tunisia, lives and works in Tunis and Paris

35. CHERNYSHEVA, Olga

b. 1962 Russia, lives and works in Moscow

36. CHUNG, Tiffany

b. 1969 Vietnam, lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City

37. COOPERATIVA CRÁTER INVERTIDO

an artistic cooperative founded 2011, based in Mexico City

38. CREATIVE TIME SUMMIT

a non-profit organization founded in 1974, based in New York

39. DAMIANI, Elena

b. 1979 Peru, lives and works in Copenhagen

40. DELLER, Jeremy

b. 1966 United Kingdom, lives and works in London

41. DJORDJADZE, Thea

b. 1971 Georgia, lives and works in Berlin

42. DUMAS, Marlene

b. 1953 South Africa, lives and works in Amsterdam

43. E-FLUX JOURNAL

a publishing platform founded in 2008, based in New York

44. EDWARDS, Melvin

b. 1937 United States, lives and works in New York

45. EFFLATOUN, Inji

b. 1924 - d. 1989 Egypt

46. EHMANN, Antje & FAROCKI, Harun

b. 1968 Germany, lives and works in Berlin /
b. 1944 – d. 2014 Germany

47. EICHHORN, Maria

b. 1962 Germany, lives and works in Berlin

48. EVANS, Walker

b. 1903 - d. 1975 United States

49. FAROCKI, Harun

b. 1944 - d. 2014, Germany

50. FLOYD, Emily

b. 1972 Australia, lives and works in Sydney

51. FRIEDL, Peter

b. 1960 Austria, lives and works in Berlin

52. FUSCO, Coco

b. 1960 United States, lives and works in New York

53. FUSINATO, Marco

b. 1964 Australia, lives and works in Melbourne

54. GAINES, Charles

b. 1944 United States, lives and works in Los Angeles

55. GALLAGHER, Ellen

b. 1965 United States, lives and works in Rotterdam

56. GALLARDO, Ana

b. 1958 Argentina, lives and works in Buenos Aires

57. GARCIA, Dora

b. 1965 Spain, lives in Barcelona

58. GATES, Theaster

b. 1973 United States, lives and works in Chicago

59. GENZKEN, Isa

b. 1948 Germany, lives and works in Berlin

60. GLUKLYA, Natalia Pershina -Yakimanskaya

b. 1969 Russia, lives and works in Saint Petersburg

61. GOMES, Sônia

b. 1948 Brazil, lives and works in Belo Horizonte

62. GROSSE, Katharina

b. 1961 Germany, lives and works in Berlin

63. GULF LABOR

a transnational coalition of international artists founded in 2010

64. GUPTE, Rupali & SHETTY, Prasad

b. 1974 India, live and work in Mumbai

65. GURSKY, Andreas

b. 1955 Germany, lives and works in Düsseldorf

66. HAACKE, Hans

b. 1936 Germany, lives and works in New York

67. HADJITHOMAS, Joana & JOREIGE, Khalil

b. 1969 Lebanon, live and work in Paris and Beirut

68. HARRY, Newell

b. 1972 Australia, lives and works in Sydney

69. HASSAN, Kay

b. 1956 South Africa, lives and works in Johannesburg

70. HIRSCHHORN, Thomas

b. 1957 Switzerland, lives and works in Paris

71. HÖLLER, Carsten

b. 1961 Belgium, lives and works in Stockholm

72. HOLT, Nancy & SMITHSON, Robert

b. 1938 - d. 2014 / b.1938 - d. 1973 United States

73. IM, Heung Soon

b. 1969 South Korea, lives and works in Seoul

74. INVISIBLE BORDERS: Trans-African Photographers

an artists’ organization founded in 2011, based in Lagos

75. ISHIDA, Tetsuya

b. 1973 – d. 2005 Japan

76. JI, Dachun

b. 1968 China, lives and works in Beijing

77. JULIEN, Isaac

b. 1960 United Kingdom, lives and works in London

78. K., Hiwa

b. 1975 Iraq, lives and works in Berlin

79. KAMBALU, Samson

b. 1975 Malawi, lives and works in London

80. KIM, Ayoung

b. 1979 South Korea, lives and works in Seoul

81. KLUGE, Alexander

b. 1932 Germany, lives and works in Munich

82. KNGWARREYE, Emily Kame

b. 1910 - d. 1996, Australia

83. LAGOMARSINO, Runo

b. 1977 Sweden, lives and works
in Stockholm and Sao Paulo

84. LEBER, Sonia & CHESWORTH, David

b. 1959 Australia, b. 1958 United Kingdom,
live and work in Melbourne

85. LIGON, Glenn

b. 1960 United States, lives and works in New York

86. MABUNDA, Gonçalo

b. 1975 Mozambique, lives and works in Maputo

87. MADHUSUDHANAN

b. 1956 India, lives and works in New Delhi and Kerala

88. MAHAMA, Ibrahim

b. 1987 Ghana, lives and works in Tamale

89. MALJKOVIC, David

b. 1973 Croatia, lives and works in Zagreb

90. MAN, Victor

b. 1974 Romania, lives and works in Berlin

91. MANSARAY, Abu Bakarr

b. 1970 Sierra Leone, lives and works in
Freetown and the Netherlands

92. MARKER, Chris

b. 1921 - d. 2012, France

93. MARSHALL, Kerry James

b. 1955 United States, lives and works in Chicago

94. MARTEN, Helen

b. 1985 United Kingdom, lives and works in London

95. MAURI, Fabio

b. 1926 - d. 2009 Italy

96. McQUEEN, Steve

b. 1969 United Kingdom, lives and works in Amsterdam

97. MOHAIEMEN, Naeem

b. 1969 London, lives and works
in Bangladesh and in the USA

98. MORAN, Jason

b. 1975 United States, lives and works in New York

99. MÜLLER, Ivana

b. 1972 Croatia, lives and works in Paris

100. MUNROE, Lavar

b. 1982 Bahamas, lives and works
between Chapel Hill, North Carolina
and Washington DC.

101. MURILLO, Oscar

b. 1986 Colombia, lives and works in London

102. MUTU, Wangechi

b. 1972 Kenya, lives and works in New York

103. NAM, Hwayeon

b. 1979 South Korea, lives and works in Seoul and Berlin

104. NAUMAN, Bruce

b. 1941 United States, lives and
works in New Mexico

105. NDIAYE, Cheikh

b. 1970 Senegal, lives and works in New York, Dakar and Lyon

106. NICOLAI, Olaf

b. 1962 Germany, lives and works in Berlin

107. OFILI, Chris

b. 1968 United Kingdom, lives and works in Trinidad

108. OGBOH, Emeka

b. 1977 Nigeria, lives and works in Lagos and Berlin

109. PARRENO, Philippe

b. 1964 France, lives and works in Paris

110. PASCALI, Pino

b. 1935 - d. 1968, Italy

111. PIPER, Adrian

b. 1948 United States, lives and works in Berlin

112. PONIFASIO, Lemi

b. 1964 Samoa, lives and works in Auckland

113. QIU, Zhijie

b. 1969 China, lives and works in Beijing

114. RAISSNIA, Raha

b. 1968 Iran, lives and works in New York

115. RAQS MEDIA COLLECTIVE

(NARULA, Monica; BAGCHI, Jeebesh; SENGUPTA, Shuddhabrata)

a collective founded 1992 India, based in New Delhi

116. REYNAUD-DEWAR, Lili

b. 1975 France, lives and works in Grenoble

117. RIDNYI, Mykola

b. 1985 Ukraine, lives and works in Kharkiv

118. ROBERTS, Liisa

b. 1969 France, lives and works in Helsinki and Saint Petersburg

119. ROTTENBERG, Mika

b. 1976 Argentina, lives and works in New York

120. SCHÖNFELDT, Joachim

b. 1958 South Africa, lives and works in Johannesburg

121. SELMANI, Massinissa

b. 1980 Algeria, lives and works in Algiers and Tours

122. SENGHOR, Fatou Kandé

b 1971 Senegal, lives and works in Dakar

123. SIBONY, Gedi

b. 1973 United States, lives and works in New York

124. SIMMONS, Gary

b. 1964 United States, lives and works in New York

125. SIMON, Taryn

b. 1975 United States, lives and works in New York

126. SIMPSON, Lorna

b. 1960 United States, lives and works in New York

127. SMITHSON, Robert

b. 1938 - d. 1973, United States

128. SUBOTZKY, Mikhael

b. 1981 South Africa, lives and works in Johannesburg

129. SUHAIL, Mariam

b. 1979 Pakistan, lives and works in Bengaluru

130. SZE, Sarah

b. 1969 United States, lives and works in New York

131. THE PROPELLER GROUP

a collective founded 2006 Vietnam/US,
live and work in Ho Chi Minh City

132. the TOMORROW

a journal founded 2014 Italy, based in Milan

133. TIRAVANIJA, Rirkrit

b. 1961 Thailand, lives and works in New York,
Berlin and Chiang Mai

134. TOGUO, Barthélémy

b. 1967 Cameroon, lives and works in Paris and Bandjoun

135. XU, Bing

b. 1955 China, lives and works in Beijing

136. YOUNIS, Ala

b. 1974 Jordan, lives and works in Amman

 

The list of the National Participations featuring Exhibitors, Commissioners, Curators, Venues will follow soon.

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