10 Facts About Venice Biennale


Venice Biennale is an international cultural exhibition hosted annually in Venice, Italy by the Biennale Foundation.

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Art Venice Biennale, is one of the largest and most important contemporary visual art exhibitions in the world.

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Art Venice Biennale was resumed in 1948 with a major exhibition of a recapitulatory nature.

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Abstract expressionism was introduced in the 1950s, and the Venice Biennale is credited with importing Pop Art into the canon of art history by awarding the top prize to Robert Rauschenberg in 1964.

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Centenary in 1995, the Venice Biennale promoted events in every sector of its activity: the 34th Festival del Teatro, the 46th art exhibition, the 46th Festival di Musica, the 52nd Mostra del Cinema.

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Venice Biennale was the first African-born curator of the biennial.

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Furthermore, every other year the Venice Biennale coincides with nearby Art Basel, the world's prime commercial fair for modern and contemporary art.

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Special edition of the 54th Venice Biennale was held at Padiglione Italia of Torino Esposizioni – Sala Nervi for the 150th Anniversary of Italian Unification.

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Venice Biennale has awarded prizes to the artists participating at the Exhibition since the first edition back in 1895.

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In 1998 the Venice Biennale was transformed into a legal personality in private law and renamed "Societa di Cultura La Venice Biennale di Venezia".

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