What is Venice Biennale?
Despite its name, Venice Biennale is a major art exhibition held every year born to promote the new artistic trends and contemporary arts. The spotlight of the event alternates between the Biennale of Art (held on odd-numbered years, the next one is scheduled to be the Biennale 2019 – 58th International Art Exhibition) and the Biennale of Architecture (on even-numbered years). It is true that understanding what the Biennale of Venice really entails can prove rather daunting. However, experiencing its atmosphere and artistic offerings is an unforgettable experience. It was founded in 1895, as the Biennale Exposition of Art, to promote the new artistic trends on a world level, tough overtime the Biennale was enriched with festivals and exhibitions dedicated to individual arts. Though comprising different events-within-the-event, today thanks to the quality of work exhibited, the Architecture Exhibition has almost stolen the show from the Art Festival, becoming a reference point in the sector.
Events of Venice Biennale
As part of the programme of Venice Biennale, the International Music Festival and the International Exhibition of Cinematographic Art, the oldest cinematographic festival in the world where introduced in the 1930s, soon followed by the International Theatre Festival.
The 1980s and 1990s, though, marked the birth of the International Architecture Exhibition and of the Festival of Contemporary Dance, now leading events in the sector of figurative and individual arts.