CONTEMPORARY ART AT THE BIENNALE DI VENEZIA
International Art Exhibition
The International Art Exhibition, more commonly called the Venice Biennale, is one of the oldest and most prestigious international art exhibitions in the world.
Inaugurated in 1895, to celebrate the silver wedding of King Umberto and Margherita di Savoia, the event was aimed at promoting new artistic trends in order to stimulate artistic activity and the art market in the city of Venice.
For the occasion, the Palace was erected, which hosted the first edition in the public city gardens. Now the Biennale is located not only in the pavilions that have been built inside the Gardens, but also in other widespread venues in the city and in the Arsenale exhibition spaces.
The term “Biennale” which means the biennial cadence of the event has over time become synonymous with a major international event.
At each edition, hundreds of artists take part, and visitors exceed 600,000 visitors for an event that has become the flagship of Italy’s art lover over the years.