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Caffè Paradiso

La Biennale di Venezia raccontata dalle sue direttrici e dai suoi direttori

Established in 1895, the Venice Biennale is not only the oldest international art exhibition, but also the most eagerly awaited event. A coveted destination for every artist and curator, it has always imposed itself as a mirror of the contemporary and, at the same time, its subversion. This is well known by Massimiliano Gioni who, well before he was the youngest to lead the lagoon kermesse, every two years interviewed the Biennale's directors, meeting them at Caffè Paradiso, the historic café at the entrance to its Giardini.
Through recollections, anecdotes and confessions, Gioni recounts a 30-year history from the point of view of those who conquered the Biennale and experienced it first-hand. He recounts the challenges common to all - the struggle against time and a budget that is never enough - and those specific to each, such as the choice of artists or the difficulties at the time of the Covid epidemic; the inspirations drawn from his own, or others', experience; the various attempts to establish a dialogue between present, past and future; the desire to break down traditions and bring a new vision of curating as well as of the Biennale itself. But most of all, what emerges from these conversations is the unmistakable imprint that each of them has left on their edition.
Like snow crystals, in their complex and ever-changing weave, in the same way each Biennale is a universe of its own to which each director has wanted to do justice, thus describing an ever-changing world.
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Collection non solo Saggi
Publisher Johan & Levi
Size 15x21 cm
Pages 196 pages
Published on 04/2024
ISBN 9788860103536


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Harald Szeemann. Armoniose convivenze
Francesco Bonami. Una meravigliosa catastrofe
Rosa Martínez. L’intimità è politica
María de Corral. Una strana vacanza
Rob Storr. Camminando si impara
Daniel Birnbaum. Caos calmo
Bice Curiger. La forma del tempo
Massimilano Gioni. Il museo del mondo
Okwui Enwezor. Il giardino del disordine
Christine Macel. Variazioni di prospettiva
Ralph Rugoff. L’io diviso
Cecilia Alemani. Ciao maschio
Adriano Pedrosa. Forme biografiche
Caffè Paradiso

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