We live in a time when creativity when you think it just couldn’t get any better, it just keeps evolving and flourishing and has never ceased to amaze us. While the magnitude of people’s creativity continues to increase; competitions are at its highest number ever with sophisticated technologies and cutting-edge artistic designs. However, when you think of this world in terms of art, there are only few that outshine others in terms of quality, elegance, style, refinement, and creative perspective. One of the powerhouses of art is Italy.
Italy in the last couple of centuries has successively produced many well-known artists and even today continues to impress the world with a spectacular class of collective art sculptures, painters, contemporary artists, and designers. One of the leading exhibitions in art amongst the hundreds of art centers, museums, and art event exhibitions is the Venice Biennale exhibition. The Biennale exhibition has taken visual, conceptual, and contemporary art into a whole new level.
The Venice Biennale was first established in 1895 and has now been around for a century and two decades (over 120 years). It stands as the best and prestigious cultural institution in the world. Today during this art exhibition, there are more than 500,000 visitors who stop by and glance at the fascinating art pieces displayed. Its history dates to the late 19th century when the first International Art Exhibition was organized. During this period, new film and music festivals with Italian themes were also organized. In the 1980s the Biennale exhibited its first architectural exhibition, and by 1990s choreography of the dancing-world made its way into the Biennale.
The exhibits of Venice Biennale on it 58th edition saw almost 79 artists who were featured in the “May you live in interesting times” title curated by Ralph Rugoff. There was a lot of creative and mesmerizing pieces of artwork displayed during the exhibition and fascinatingly for the first time half of the Corderie dell’Arsenale contributors were females. That marked a new milestone in the history of Exhibition Biennale
The title of exhibition 2019 was “May you live in interesting times” was curated to express the concept of challenging and menacing times that lies within our generation. Some people can understand this title as a curse, but it could also be interpreted as an invitation to view the situation of our societies in their most challenging times. It is an open invitation to allow the audience to look at issues of our present society as a good thing without complicating it for others and ourselves.
La Biennale di Venezia or the Venice Biennale exhibition again has exceeded expectations. The contemporary conceptual art that has been phenomenal for the past two decades. Even though the exhibit has struggled through and faced “interesting times” itself, it has turned out to accomplish more through its displays in these modern days. Today the exhibition maintains and expands the international contribution of the art exhibition by offering engaging, sophisticating yet fascinating exhibits that are worth visiting.