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Biennale di Venezia

01.06 – 24.11 / 2013
55th International Art Exhibition – The Encyclopedic Palace

The 55th International Art Exhibition will take place in Venice from June 1st to November 24th, 2013 at the Giardini and at the Arsenale (preview: May 29th, 30th and 31st 2013), as well as in various venues the city.

IILA-Latin America – El Atlas del Imperio
Curator: Alfons Hug
Commissioner: Sylvia Irrazábal

El Atlas del Imperio is set inside the big venue of Isolotto dell’Arsenale, which becomes an Atlas where Latin American and European art debate and confront each other.

The main theme of the exhibition takes inspiration from the literary simile of the great Argentinean writer Jorge Luis Borges who describes, in his tale “On Exactitude in Science”, the attempt of the Cartographers to draw “(…) a Map of the Empire whose size was that of the Empire, and which coincided point for point with it (…)”, from the writing and thoughts of great Carlos Fuentes and from “Invisible Cities” by Italo Calvino.

The exhibition pretends to be an occasion for artists to re-draw their own symbolic cartography, which is less concerned with topographical precision than with making selective observations of seemingly irrelevant details in interpersonal relationships, or of the baneful conditions in the present. This dynamic exchange intensified further in contemporary art. Some of the best Latin American artists now live in
Europe, where they are sometimes even regarded as representatives of their new home. Conversely, several renowned
European artists chose to live and work in Latin America.


Argentina – “Eva – Argentina. Una metafora contemporanea”
Artist : Nicola Costantino
Commissioner: Magdalena Faillace. Curator: Fernando Farina. Venue: Pavilion at Arsenale

Brazil – Inside/Outside (Fervenza/Mlászho/Clark/Bill/Munari)
Artists : Hélio Fervenza, Odires Mlászho, Lygia Clark, Max Bill, Bruno Munari
Commissioner: Luis Terepins (Fundação Bienal de São Paulo). Curator: Luis Pérez-Oramas. Deputy Curator: André Severo. Venue: Pavilion at Giardini

Chile –  Venezia, Venezia
Artist : Alfredo Jaar
Commissioner: National Council of Culture and the Arts. Curator: Madeleine Grynsztejn. Venue: Pavilion at Arsenale

Costa Rica – Democracy & Dreams
Artists : Priscilla Monge, Esteban Piedra, Rafael Ottón Solís, Cinthya Soto
Commissioner: Francesco Elisei. Deputy Commissioner: Fabio Anselmi. Curator: Francisco Córdoba, MUSEO DE ARTE Y DISEÑO CONTEMPORÁNEO (Fiorella Resenterra). Venue: Ca’ Bonvicini, S.Croce 2161

Cuba – La Perversión de lo clásico: Anarquía de los relatos
Curator: Jorge Fernandez Torres, Giacomo Zaza
Commissioner: Miria Vicini

Mexico – Cordiox
artist : Ariel Guzik
Curator: Itala Schmelz
Commissioner: Gaston Ramirez Feltrin

Uruguay – Time (Time) Time
Curators: Carlos Capelán, Verónica Cordeiro
Commissioner: Ricardo Pascale
Artists: Wifredo Diaz Valdez The National Commission of Visual Arts has selected Wifredo Díaz Valdéz as the artist who will represent Urugay at the next edition of Venice Biennale.

Paraguay – The Encyclopedic Palace of Paraguay
Curator: Osvaldo González Real
Commissioner: Elisa Victoria Aquino Laterza

Venezuela – El arte urbano. Una estética de la Subversión
Curator: Juan Calzadilla
Commissioner: Edgar Ernesto González
Artists: Venezuelan Urban Artists Collective