59th International Art Exhibition
The Milk of Dreams
The 59th International Art Exhibition, curated by Cecilia Alemani and titled The Milk of Dreams/Il latte dei sogni will take place from 23 April to 27 November 2022 (pre-opening on 20, 21 and 22 April), in the Giardini, at the Arsenale, and at various sites around Venice.
The Exhibition takes its name from a book by Leonora Carrington in which, as Cecilia Alemani says, “the Surrealist artist describes a magical world where life is constantly re-envisioned through the prism of the imagination, and where everyone can change, be transformed, become something and someone else. The exhibition takes us on an imaginary journey through metamorphoses of the body and definitions of humanity.”
The exhibition will focuse on three themes in particular: the representation of bodies and their metamorphoses; the relationship between individuals and technologies; the connection between bodies and the Earth.
The 59th International Art Exhibition will also feature, as usual, the National Participations, with each country presenting its own exhibition in the Pavilions of the Giardini and the Arsenale, and in the historic centre of Venice. This edition will once again include a selection of Collateral Events organized by international institutions, which will hold their own shows and initiatives in Venice.