Biennial Italy

Okwui Enwezor announces further details for Venice Biennale

The curator promises a political show full of big names

Ca' Giustinian, the headquarters of the Venice Biennale

Okwui Enwezor, the director of the forthcoming edition of the Venice Biennale (9 May-22 November), held a press conference today, 5 March, at the biennial’s headquarters at Ca’ Giustinian, Venice, to announce the event’s programme and further details about his international exhibition “All the World’s Futures”.

The 89 national pavilions will include newcomers Grenada, Mauritius, Mozambique and the Seychelles, while Ecuador, the Philippines and Guatemala are returning after several years of absence.

The Biennale president, Paolo Baratta, says Enwezor’s exhibition will reflect the “age of anxiety” in which we live, while the director himself has revealed a number of high-profile artists whose works will be included in his main show—Raqs Media Collective, Walead Beshty, Philippe Parreno, Oscar Murillo, Fabio Mauri, Jeremy Deller, Marlene Dumas, Hans Haacke, Isa Genzken, Glenn Ligon and Allora & Calzadilla.

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