The 55th International Art Exhibition will take place in Venice from 1 June to 24 November, titled The Encyclopedic Palace and curated by Massimiliano Gioni.
The Encyclopedic Palace will be laid out in the Central Pavilion (Giardini) and in the Arsenale forming a single itinerary, with works spanning over the past century alongside several new commissions, including over 150 artists from 37 countries. 88 National Participations will also be exhibited; among these 10 countries are participating for the first time. 47 Collateral Events will be promoted by various organizations and exhibited in different venues around the city.
Vice versa is the title chosen by curator Bartolomeo Pietromarchi for the Italian Pavilion based on reflective and dialectical approach, and in particular the dimension of duality, one of the most profoundly characteristic aspects of Italian contemporary art.