May 8, 2015 - Nov 22, 2015

GIARDINI - Central Pavilion

la Biennale di Venezia - Biennale Arte 2015

PAOLO BARATTA - President of la Biennale di Venezia
We celebrate this year the 120th anniversary of the first Art Exhibition (1895). The International Exhibition curated by Okwui Enwezor expands from the Central Pavilion at the Giardini to the Arsenale, and to external areas. 89 partecipating countries (58 un 1997), 29 in the historic pavilions in the Giardini, 31 in the spaces dedicated to the countries within the Arsenale (where restoration work continues on 16th century buildings), and the rest in other buildings in Venice. 44 Collateral Events presented by non-profit organisations and admitted by our curator. The Biennale moves forward and builds on its own history, which is formed of many memories but, in particular, a long succession of different perspectives from which to observe the phenomenon of contemporary artistic creation. Curiger, Gioni, Enwezor: three chapters in a research process engaged by la Biennale to explore the benchmarks that can help us formulate aesthetic judgments on contemporary art, a critical question following the demise of the avant-gardes and non-art. Okwui does not claim to pass judgment, his wish is to bring together arts and artists from throughout the world and from different disciplines, to instate a Parliament of Forms, as it were. 136 artists, of which 89 for the first time, from 53 countries, many of them from geographical areas that we paradoxically insist on defining as peripheral. 159 works on display are expressly realized for this year edition. In the more intimate Biennales as in the ones that more dramatically draw in history, what is important is that the Exhibition must always be seen as a venue for free and indipendent dialogue.
OKWUI ENWEZOR - Curator of the 56th International Art Exhibition
Rather than one overarching theme that gathers and encapsulates diverse forms and pratices into one unified field of vision, All the World's Futures is informed by a layer of three intersecting Filters, namely; Garden of Disorder, Liveness: On Epic Duration, and Reading Capital. Questi The three Filters represent a constellation of parameters, which will be touched upon in order to imagine and realize a diversity of pratices. In 2015, the 56th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia will employ the historical trajectory of the Biennale itself, one that I have so far sketched out as a Filter through which to scan the latent historical body of the event. The goal of three Filters is to describe both the current state of things and the appearance of things. With each Filter superimposed on the other, the 56th International Art Exhibition will delve into the contemporary global reality as one of the constant realignment, adjustment, recalibration, motility, and shape-shifting. It will play host to what could be described as a Parliament of Forms whose orchestration and episodic unfolding will be broadly global in scope. At the core of the project is the notion of the exhibition as stage where historical and counter-historical projects will be explored. These projects, works, and voices, like an orchestra will occupy the spaces of the Biennale and pre-occupy the time and thinking of the public.
Room 1

Fabio Mauri
Schermo fine , 1966
letraset on paper

Fabio Mauri
Leo Castelli, 1974
silkscreen

Fabio Mauri
Schermo fine , 1965
mixed media on paper

Fine – Ricami , 1994
embroidery

Disegno , no date
painting on canvas

Disegno fine , 1985
painting on canvas

Fabio Mauri
Disegno , 1985
painting on canvas

Disegno , no date
painting on canvas

Disegno , no date
painting on canvas

The End , 1959
collage and oil on paper

The End – Ricami , 1994
embroidery

Room 2 - Christian Boltanski
L'Homme qui tousse, 1969 - 16mm film, color, sound (3’)
Room 2a - Runo Lagomarsino
Following the Light of the Sun, I Only Discovered the Ground, 2012–2014 - dia projection with sound and framed stamp

Runo Lagomarsino
Following the Light of the Sun, I Only Discovered the Ground, 2012-2014
dia projection with sound and framed stamp

Runo Lagomarsino
Following the Light of the Sun, I Only Discovered the Ground, 2012-2014
dia projection with sound and framed stamp

Runo Lagomarsino
Following the Light of the Sun, I Only Discovered the Ground, 2012-2014
dia projection with sound and framed stamp

Room 3 - Naeem Mohaiemen
Last Man in Dhaka Central (The Young Man Was, Part 3), 2015 - two-channel video installation, sound, color (82' and 17”)

Naeem Mohaiemen
Last Man in Dhaka Central (The young man was, Part 3), 2015.
two-channel video installation, sound, color (82' and 17”)
courtesy the artist and Experimenter

Naeem Mohaiemen
In his Dutch flat, Peter underlined and drew exclamation marks on Abu Yusuf Khan’s post mortem (the body is cold) of the November 7th, 1975 soldier’s mutiny. The headlines read: ‘Zia embraced Taher and said “You have saved my life”’; ‘The Officers were frightened and fled Cantonment’; ‘In spite of precautions Taher was seized’; ‘Sirajul Alam Khan had acquired an image for himself’; ‘Why November 7th uprising failed’, 2014
five archival prints on rice paper

Room 4 - Fatou Kandé Senghor
Giving Birth, 2015 - video, color, sound (30’)

Fatou Kandé Senghor
Giving Birth, 2015
video, color, sound (30') - still

Room 5

Roberth Smithson
Ashpalt on eroded cliff, 1969
ink and colored chalk on paper

Floating Island – Barge to Travel Around Manhatten Island, 1971
graphite on paper

The Hypothetical Continent of Lemura, 1969
brown ink, crayon, graphite and collage on paper

Island Project, 1970
pencil on paper

Robert Smithson
Dead Tree, 1969
installation dimensions variable

Runo Lagomarsino
Four Date Drawings , 2011
sundrawings and metal structure

Nancy Holt & Robert Smithson
Swamp, 1971
16mm film transferred to video, color, sound (6’)

Daniel Boyd
Untitled (TI3), 2015
oil, charcoal and archival glue on polyester

Daniel Boyd
Untitled (TI4), 2015
oil, charcoal and archival glue on polyester

Teresa Burga
Untitled, 14, 15.04.1974
Series of 13 drawings, ink on paper

Teresa Burga
Untitled, 14, 15.04.1974
Series of 13 drawings, ink on paper

Teresa Burga
Untitled, 14, 15.04.1974
Series of 13 drawings, ink on paper

Room 6 - Giardino Scarpa
Walead Beshty, installation view

Walead Beshty
La Ciudad en Llamas (February 17 – March 1, 2015: Cerámica Suro Contemporánea, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico), 2015
Ceramica Suro slip cast remnants, glaze, and firing plate

Room 8

Elena Damiani
Rude Rocks N.1, 2015
hand carved and polished travertine, copper, stainless steel

The Victory Atlas Series, 2012-2013
collage on found map and Kawanaka paper

Room 9

Alexander Kluge
Nachrichten aus der ideologischen Antike, Marx, Eisenstein – Das Kapital , 2008–2015
three-channel video installation, color, sound (90’, 180’, 90’)

Room 10

Thomas Hirschhorn
Roof Off, 2015
site specific installation

Thomas Hirschhorn
Roof Off, 2015
site specific installation

Thomas Hirschhorn
Roof Off, 2015
site specific installation

Room 11 - Samson Kambalu
Nyau Cinema, 2012–2015 - video installation, color and b&w, silent
Room 12

Isaac Julien
KAPITAL, 2013
double-monitor HD video installation, color, sound (31’)

Rirkrit Tiravanija
Demonstration Drawings, 2015
one hundred drawings, graphite on paper, MDF frames

Rirkrit Tiravanija
Demonstration Drawings, 2007
one hundred drawings, graphite on paper, MDF frames

Adrian Piper
Everything #2.2, #2.3, #2.4, #2.5, #2.6, #2.7, #2.8, #2.9, #2.10, #2.11a, #2.12a, #2.12b, #2.13, #2.14, #2.15, 2003
photocopied photographs on graph paper, sanded with sandpaper, overprinted with inkjet text

Adrian Piper
Everything #2.2, #2.3, #2.4, #2.5, #2.6, #2.7, #2.8, #2.9, #2.10, #2.11a, #2.12a, #2.12b, #2.13, #2.14, #2.15, 2003
photocopied photographs on graph paper, sanded with sandpaper, overprinted with inkjet text

Adrian Piper
Everything #2.2, #2.3, #2.4, #2.5, #2.6, #2.7, #2.8, #2.9, #2.10, #2.11a, #2.12a, #2.12b, #2.13, #2.14, #2.15, 2003
photocopied photographs on graph paper, sanded with sandpaper, overprinted with inkjet text

Adrian Piper
Everything #2.2, #2.3, #2.4, #2.5, #2.6, #2.7, #2.8, #2.9, #2.10, #2.11a, #2.12a, #2.12b, #2.13, #2.14, #2.15, 2003
photocopied photographs on graph paper, sanded with sandpaper, overprinted with inkjet text

Adrian Piper
Everything #2.2, #2.3, #2.4, #2.5, #2.6, #2.7, #2.8, #2.9, #2.10, #2.11a, #2.12a, #2.12b, #2.13, #2.14, #2.15, 2003
photocopied photographs on graph paper, sanded with sandpaper, overprinted with inkjet text

Teresa Burga
Peru 73, 1973
3 drawings, pen on paper

Room 13 - Marcel Broodthaers
Un Jardin d'Hiver, 1974 - installation with 26 Kentya palm trees, 6 b&w photographs, 16 garden folding chairs, 2 museum vitrines containing art prints and catalogues, rolled fitted carpet
Room 14 - Peter Friedl
Theory of Justice, 1992–2010 - newspaper clippings, sixteen display cases of stainless steel, Plexiglas, and painted plywood

Chris Marker
Owls at Noon Prelude: The Hollow Men, 2005
CD-ROM video for six screens (19’)

Teresa Burga
Autorretrato. Estructura. Informe. 9.6.72, 1972-2006
mixed media installation

Teresa Burga
installation view, 1974-2013
mixed media

Madhusudhanan
Logic of Disappearance, A Marx Archive, 2014
thirty charcoal drawings on paper

Madhusudhanan
Logic of Disappearance, A Marx Archive, 2014
thirty charcoal drawings on paper

ARENA
The Arena program has been realized with the support of: LUMA Foundation, Registration of an epic series of live performances in ARENA from the Vinyl Factory, Helga de Alvear, with the technical support of Kwadrat Moroso

Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc
Evil Nigger, For Julius Eastman, 2015

Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc
Evil Nigger, For Julius Eastman, 2015

Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc
Evil Nigger, For Julius Eastman, 2015

Creative Time Summit
Summit 2015, 2015

Creative Time Summit
Summit 2015, 2015

Charles Gaines
Sound texts, 2015

Charles Gaines
Sound texts, 2015

Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige
Latent Images: Diary of a Photographer, 2015

Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige
Latent Images: Diary of a Photographer, 2015

Jason Moran and Alicia Hall Moran
Work songs, 2015

Jason Moran and Alicia Hall Moran
Work songs, 2015

Jason Moran and Alicia Hall Moran
Work songs, 2015

Jason Moran and Alicia Hall Moran
Work songs, 2015

Olaf Nicolai
Non consumiamo… (to Luigi Nono), 2015

Olaf Nicolai
Non consumiamo… (to Luigi Nono), 2015

Olaf Nicolai
Non consumiamo… (to Luigi Nono), 2015

Olaf Nicolai
Non consumiamo… (to Luigi Nono), 2015

the Tomorrow
Figures of, 2015

the Tomorrow
Figures of, 2015

the Tomorrow
Figures of, 2015

Room 15 - Wangechi Mutu
Forbidden Fruit picker, 2015 - collage painting and She’s got the whole world in her hands, 2015 - mixed media, paper, wax

Wangechi Mutu
The End of Carrying All, 2015
three-channel animated video installation, color sound (14’)

Wangechi Mutu
The End of Carrying All, 2015
three-channel animated video installation, color sound (14’)

Wangechi Mutu
The End of Carrying All, 2015
three-channel animated video installation, color sound (14’)

Wangechi Mutu
The End of Carrying All, 2015
three-channel animated video installation, color sound (14’)

Wangechi Mutu
The End of Carrying All, 2015
three-channel animated video installation, color sound (14’)

Room 16 - Victor Man
Untitled, 2015 - oil on canvas mounted on wood, gold leaf wall drawing

Victor Man
Untitled (from the series Luminary Petals on a Wet, Black Bough), 2014-2015
oil on canvas

Victor Man
Untitled (from the series Luminary Petals on a Wet, Black Bough), 2015
oil on canvas mounted on wood, gold leaf wall drawing

Room 16 - Mika Rottemberg
Time and a Half, 2003 - single channel video, color, sound (3’ 40”)

Tetsuya Ishida
Toyota Ipsum, 1996
acrylic on paper, panel

Room 18

Tetsuya Ishida
Awakening, 1998
acrylic on panel

Tetsuya Ishida
Rise and Shine, 1999
acrylic on canvas

Tetsuya Ishida
Jellyfish's Dream, 1997
acrylic on panel

Tetsuya Ishida
Recalled, 1998
acrylic on paper, panel

Room 19

Huma Bhabha
Atlas, 2015
recycled tire

Huma Bhabha
With Blows, 2015

With Words, 2015
cork, Styrofoam, cardboard, acrylic paint, oil stick, nail polish, wood

Huma Bhabha
Mechanic, 2015
cork, Styrofoam, cardboard, acrylic paint, oil stick, nail polish, wood

Huma Bhabha
Against What? Against Whom?, 2014
cork, Styrofoam, cardboard, acrylic paint, oil stick

Emily Kame Kngwarreye
Earth’s Creation, 1994
synthetic polymer paint on linen mounted on canvas, four panels

Room 20 - Glenn Ligon
Come Out #12; #13; #14; #15, 2015 - silkscreen on canvas

Glenn Ligon
Come Out #12; #13; #14; #15, 2015
silkscreen on canvas

Glenn Ligon
Come Out #12; #13; #14; #15, 2015
silkscreen on canvas

Glenn Ligon
Come Out #12; #13; #14; #15, 2015
silkscreen on canvas

Room 21 - Adrian Piper
Everything #21, 2010–2013 - four vintage wall blackboards in lacquered wood frames, each mounted on wall at eye-level in landscape orientation and covered with single handwritten sentence repeated twenty-five times in white chalk handwritten cursive text

Adrian Piper
Everything #21, 2010–2013
four vintage wall blackboards in lacquered wood frames, each mounted on wall at eye-level in landscape orientation and covered with single handwritten sentence repeated twenty-five times in white chalk handwritten cursive text

Fabio Mauri
I numeri malefici, 1978
blackboards, photographic print, metal cage, sound and lithography by Giorgio De Chirico

Fabio Mauri
I numeri malefici, 1978
blackboards, photographic print, metal cage, sound and lithography by Giorgio De Chirico

Room 22

Isa Genzken
Realized and Unrealized Outdoor Projects, 1986-2013
mixed media

Isa Genzken
Realized and Unrealized Outdoor Projects, 1986-2013
mixed media

Isa Genzken
Realized and Unrealized Outdoor Projects, 1986-2013
mixed media

Isa Genzken
Realized and Unrealized Outdoor Projects, 1986-2013
mixed media

Isa Genzken
Realized and Unrealized Outdoor Projects, 1986-2013
mixed media

Room 23 - John Akomfrah
Vertigo Sea, 2015 - three-channel 2 K HD video installation, color, surround sound (48’30”)
Room 24

Andreas Gursky
Chicago Board of Trade III, 1999-2009
C-print, Diasec, framed

Andreas Gursky
Toys’R’Us, 1999-2015
Inkjet-print, Diasec, framed

Andreas Gursky
Nha Tang, 2004
C-print, Diasec, framed

Room 25 - Chris Marker
L’Ambassade, 1973 - 35mm film transferred to video, b&w, sound (20’)
Room 26 - Charles Gaines
Librettos: Manuel de Falla/Stokely Carmichael, Set 13, 2015 - printed ink stained paper and lightjet print on acrylic
Room 27 - Hans Haacke
Blue Sail, 1964-1965 - chiffon, oscillating fan, fishing weights and thread

Hans Haacke
Vergleich von 3 Kunstausstellungs-Besucherprofilen (Comparison of 3 visitors’ profiles of art exhibition), 1973
ten bar graphs

Hans Haacke
Vergleich von 3 Kunstausstellungs-Besucherprofilen (Comparison of 3 visitors’ profiles of art exhibition), 1973
ten bar graphs

Hans Haacke
World Poll, 2015
iPad, Mac Mini airport base station

Hans Haacke
World Poll, 2015
iPad, Mac Mini airport base station

Hans Haacke
World Poll, 2015
iPad, Mac Mini airport base station

Room 28

Walead Beshty
installation view, 2013-2015
mixed media

Walead Beshty
installation view, 2013-2015
mixed media

Walead Beshty
installation view, 2013-2015
mixed media

Room 29 - Jeremy Deller
Hello, Today you have a day off, 2013 - fabric banner made by Ed Hall

Jeremy Deller
William Clayton, Iron Workers, Tredegar, 1865
28 carte de visite photographic prints Motorola WT4000, 2013plastic and electronics

Jeremy Deller
Victoria Bridge in a Saturday Night, 1843-1873
from a book of Manchester songs and ballads compiled by Robert Holt album comprising 424 broadsides

Jeremy Deller
Factory records, 2013
This jukebox is loaded with forty recordings from Britain’s industrial past and present; including the cotton and coal industries. Many were made in the 1980’s as the factories were closing down

Jeremy Deller
Factory records, 2013
This jukebox is loaded with forty recordings from Britain’s industrial past and present; including the cotton and coal industries. Many were made in the 1980’s as the factories were closing down

Room 30 - Kerry James Marshall
Untitled (Blot), 2015 - acrylic on PVC panel

Kerry James Marshall
Untitled (Blot), 2015
acrylic on PVC panel

Kerry James Marshall
Untitled (Blot), 2015
acrylic on PVC panel

Room 31 - Marlene Dumas
Skulls, 2013–2015 - 36 works in oil on canvas

Marlene Dumas
Skulls, 2013–2015
36 works in oil on canvas

Marlene Dumas
Skulls, 2013–2015
36 works in oil on canvas

Room 32 - Rosa Barba
Bending to Earth, 2015 - 35mm film installation, color, optical sound
Biennale Arte 2015
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