Biennale Architettura 2023
18th International Architecture Exhibition
The Laboratory of the Future
May 20th > November 26th, 2023.
The 18th International Architecture Exhibition, titled The Laboratory of the Future, will be held from Saturday 20th May to Sunday 26th November 2023 and will be curated by Lesley Lokko and organised by La Biennale di Venezia.
The Exhibition, which will be divided into six parts and will include 89 Participants, will be a kind of workshop, a laboratory where architects and practitioners across an expanded field of creative disciplines will draw out examples from their contemporary practices that will chart a path for the audience to weave through, imagining for themselves what the future can hold. “After two of the most difficult and divisive years in living memory, architects have a unique opportunity to show the world what we do best: put forward ambitious and creative ideas that help us imagine a more equitable and optimistic future in common.” (statement from curator Lesley Lokko).
64 National Participations will organize their exhibitions in the historic Pavilions at the Giardini, at the Arsenale and in the city centre of Venice. Niger will participate for the first time at the Biennale Architettura.
The Exhibition programme will be enriched by Carnival, a six-month-long cycle of events, lectures, panel discussions, films, and performances, that explore the themes of the Biennale Architettura 2023. Politicians, policymakers, poets, filmmakers, documentary makers, writers, activists, community organisers and public intellectuals will share the stage with architects, academics, and students. This public event programme is increasingly a form of architectural practice that attempts to bridge the gulf between architects and the public.
OPENING HOURS AND VENUES
Giardini / Arsenale / Forte Marghera
from 20 May to 30 September: 11 am - 7 pm (last admission 6:45 pm)
Until 30 September (Arsenale venue only): on Fridays and Saturdays extended opening until 8 pm (last admission: 7:45 pm)
from 1 October to 26 November: 10 am – 6 pm
Closed on Mondays. Extraordinary openings: Monday 22 May, 14 August, 4 September, 16 October, 30 October, 20 November 2023.
La Biennale di Venezia
Ph. +39 041 5218 828
Repeats every week every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday and every Saturday and every Sunday until Sun Nov 26 2023 .Saturday, May 20, 2023