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Jakarta Post

The world's oldest biennale about to open

  • Carla Bianpoen


Jakarta   /   Thu, June 4 2009   /  12:51 pm

The Great City of Medellin: A Work of Symbiosis by Marjetica Potr. Courtesy of Fondazione Pier Luigi e Natalina Remotti On June 7, the oldest biennale in the world, the Venice Biennale, opens for the 53rd time since its inception in 1895. One of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world, the international art exhibition has seen more than 300,000 visitors. This year, although seven months into the financial crisis, the biennale will probably welcome even more visitors, as more participants from around the globe are taking part in this event. This year's exhibition, themed "Making Worlds", is directed by Daniel Birnbaum, who has said that the exhibition will not be divided into sections but instead will weave a few themes into an articulated whole. An emphasis will be on the proximity to the processes of production, which "will re...