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1 June - 24 November 2013, Italy. Artistic director: Massimiliano Gioni. Universes in Universe published an extensive Special, including several photo tours.Jul 2013
>> 55th Venice Biennale, 2013
Special by Universes in Universe, including lots of information and photo tours through the central international exhibition, selected pavilions and collateral shows
Il Palazzo Enciclopedico / The Encyclopedic Palace
With this choice Massimiliano Gioni is evoking the self-taught Italian-American artist Marino Auriti who on 16 November 1955 filed a design with the US Patent office depicting his Palazzo Enciclopedico. This imaginary museum was meant to house all worldly knowledge, bringing together the greatest discoveries … in a 136-story building that would stand 700 meters tall and take up over 16 blocks in Washington, D.C.
"Auriti’s plan was never carried out, of course, but the dream of universal, all-embracing knowledge crops up throughout history, as one that eccentrics like Auriti share with many other artists, writers, scientists, and prophets who have tried—often in vain—to fashion an image of the world that will capture its infinite variety and richness." (Massimiliano Gioni)
More about the concept, a photo tour
through the central international exhibition, etc.:
>> UiU Special: 55th Venice Biennale, 2013
Venice Biennale 2013
55th International Art Exhibition
1 June - 24 November 2013
Artistic director: Massimiliano Gioni