The 17th Venice Biennale of Architecture, which should take place between August and November of this year in Italy, has been postponed to 2021 and, consequently, the 59th Biennial of Art will only be held in 2022, the organization announced today.
Curated by Hashim Sarkis, under the theme “How are we going to live together?”, The 17th Venice Biennale of Architecture, which should take place between 29 August and 29 November 2020, was postponed to 2021, taking place between 22 May and November 21st, according to a statement released today on the official website of the Venice Biennale.
The organization also states that, consequently, the 59th Biennial of Art, curated by Cecilia Alemani, which should take place in 2021, is postponed to 2022 and will have a duration of seven months and will take place between 23 April and 27 November.
The situation that is currently experienced all over the world, due to the pandemic of COVID-19, has decisively affected the realization of the exhibition in its entirety, compromising the execution, transport and presence of works and, consequently, the quality of the exhibition itself.
Described as a complex international exhibition, involving architects and institutions from more than 60 countries, the Architecture Biennale would thus be shortened by three months, starting from August 29 to November 29, the date initially scheduled for closure.