For the I Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte della Città di Venezia [1st International Art Exhibition of the City of Venice], opened on 30 April 1895, the organizers commissioned a Palazzo dell'Esposizione [Exhibition Palace], erected in 1894-1895. The building itself was designed by Venetian City Council's architect Enrico Trevisanato, and the neoclassical facade by the Venetian artist, Marius De Maria. Until 1905, the Biennale only occupied this Palazzo, where artists coming from different countries would gather and exhibit their works together, with no internal division.On the photo: John Baldessari:
Ocean and Sky (with Two Palm Trees). 2009
Laminated solvent print on AB vinyl with adhesive back.
53rd International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, 2009
Fare Mondi // Making Worlds …
Central exhibition, curated by Daniel Birnbaum.
The Board of the Biennale di Venezia awarded a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement to John Baldessari.More about, see the UiU Special:
>> 53rd Venice Biennale, 2009
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