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The 58th International Art Exhibition, titled May You Live In Interesting Times, is curated by Ralph Rugoff and organized by La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. The pre-opening will take place on May 8th, 9th and 10th, the awards ceremony and inauguration will be held on Saturday May 11th 2019. «The title of this Exhibition could be interpreted as a sort of curse – stated President Paolo Baratta - where the expression “interesting times” evokes the idea of challenging or even “menacing” times, but it could also simply be an invitation to always see and consider the course of human events in their complexity, an invitation, thus, that appears to be particularly important in times when, too often, oversimplification seems to prevail, generated by conformism or fear. And I believe that an exhibition of art is worth our attention, first and foremost, if it intends to present us with art and artists as a decisive challenge to all oversimplifying attitudes.» «Twenty years have passed since, in this same location, I presented my first Exhibition -President said - after the Biennale underwent major reform in 1998. Let me tell you, they have been very interesting times. At the beginning we were criticized for the presence of the pavilions, considered old-fashioned in times of cosmopolitanism and globalization, we live in times where some people raise the doubt that cosmopolitanism might also have been a way for the most influential cultural and political realities to exert a sort of soft power. We are an international exhibition that since those years put the word “open” and “plateau of humankind” as the subtitle for all the following biennials.» «During these years, we have increased the number of visitors and found a new partner. Over the course of the past years, the double cost of transportation in the lagoon obliged us to ask for additional support, and our expressions of gratitude and our wall labels included many market participants. The increase in the number of our visitors has allowed us to considerably cut back on this practice, as you can see in the drastic reduction in our expressions of gratitude, both when presenting the works and in the catalogues. Our visitors have become our main partner; more than half of them are under 26 years of age. Calling notice to this result seems to me the best way to celebrate the twenty years which have passed since 1999.» «We want to offer them an open place - Baratta concludes - where they can feel involved in encounters with the works and the artists, in the direct discovery of the “other” which the work of art offers. To us, it is important that, when entering the exhibit, the “public” becomes “visitors,” who then become “viewers” of the works. First, the necessary disorientation, then the involvement, followed by the discovery; it is almost a fencing drill. To share this direction is one of the reasons we have asked Ralph Rugoff to collaborate with us on this twentieth anniversary.» - The Exhibition will develop from the Central Pavilion (Giardini) to the Arsenale, and will include 79 artists from all over the world. Ralph Rugoff has declared: «May You Live in Interesting Times will no doubt include artworks that reflect upon precarious aspects of existence today, including different threats to key traditions, institutions and relationships of the “post-war order.” But let us acknowledge at the outset that art does not exercise its forces in the domain of politics. Art cannot stem the rise of nationalist movements and authoritarian governments in different parts of the world, for instance, nor can it alleviate the tragic fate of displaced peoples across the globe (whose numbers now represent almost one percent of the world’s entire population).» «But in an indirect fashion, perhaps art can be a kind of guide for how to live and think in ‘interesting times.’ The 58th International Art Exhibition will not have a theme per se, but will highlight a general approach to making art and a view of art’s social function as embracing both pleasure and critical thinking. The Exhibition will focus on the work of artists who challenge existing habits of thought and open up our readings of objects and images, gestures and situations. Art of this kind grows out of a practice of entertaining multiple perspectives: of holding in mind seemingly contradictory and incompatible notions, and juggling diverse ways of making sense of the world. Artists who think in this manner offer alternatives to the meaning of so-called facts by suggesting other ways of connecting and contextualising them. Animated by boundless curiosity and puncturing wit, their work encourages us to look askance at all unquestioned categories, concepts and subjectivities. It invites us to consider multiple alternatives and unfamiliar vantage points, and to discern the ways in which “order” has become the simultaneous presence of diverse orders.» ARTISTS MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES 1. Abu Hamdan, Lawrence b. 1985 Jordan, lives and works in Beirut 2. Akunyili Crosby, Njideka b. 1983 Nigeria, lives and works in Los Angeles 3. Altındere, Halil b. 1971 Turkey, lives and works in Istanbul 4. Armitage, Michael b. 1984 Kenya, lives and works in London and Nairobi 5. Arunanondchai, Korakrit b. 1986 Thailand, lives and works in New York and Bangkok for the work in Arsenale, in collaboration with Gvojic, Alex b.1984 USA, lives and works in New York 6. Atkins, Ed b. 1982 United Kingdom, lives and works in Berlin and Copenhagen 7. Atoui, Tarek b. 1980 Lebanon, lives and works in Paris 8. Bader, Darren b. 1978 USA, lives and works in New York City and elsewhere 9. Baghramian, Nairy b.1971 Iran, lives and works in Berlin 10. Beloufa, Neïl b. 1985 France, lives and works in Paris 11. Bircken, Alexandra b. Germany, lives and works in Berlin 12. Bove, Carol b. 1971 Switzerland, lives and works in New York 13. Büchel, Christoph b. 1966 Switzerland, lives and works in Reykjavik and Basel 14. Carbotta, Ludovica b. 1982 Italy, lives and works in Barcelona 15. Catala, Antoine b. 1975 France, lives and works in New York 16. Cheng, Ian b. 1984 USA, lives and works in New York 17. Condo, George b. 1957 USA, lives and works in New York 18. Da Corte, Alex b. 1980 USA, lives and works in Philadelphia 19. Darling, Jesse b. United Kingdom, lives and works in London and Berlin 20. Douglas, Stan b. 1960 Canada, lives and works in Vancouver 21. Durham, Jimmie b. 1940 USA, lives and works in Berlin 22. Eisenman, Nicole b. 1965 France, lives and works in New York 23. Epaminonda, Haris b. 1980 Republic of Cyprus, lives and works in Berlin 24. Favaretto, Lara b. 1973 Italy, lives and works in Turin 25. Gaillard, Cyprien b. 1980 France, lives and works in Berlin 26. Gill, Gauri b. 1970 India, lives and works in New Delhi 27. Gonzalez-Foerster, Dominique b. 1965 France, lives and works in Paris 28. Gupta, Shilpa b. 1976 India, lives and works in Mumbai 29. Gupta, Soham b. 1988 India, lives and works in Kolkata 30. Gutierrez, Martine b. 1989 USA, lives and works in New York 31. Halawani, Rula b. 1964 Palestine, lives and works in Jerusalem 32. Hamilton, Anthea b. 1978 United Kingdom, lives and works in London 33. Hein, Jeppe b. 1974 Denmark, lives and works in Berlin 34. Hernandez, Anthony b. 1947 USA, lives and works in Los Angeles and Idaho 35. Ikeda, Ryoji b. 1966 Japan, lives and works in Paris and Kyoto 36. Jafa, Arthur b. 1960 USA, lives and works in Los Angeles 37. Jamie, Cameron b. 1969 USA, lives in Paris, works in Paris and Cologne 38. Joseph, Kahlil b. 1981 USA, lives and works in Los Angeles 39. Kadyrova, Zhanna b. 1981 Ukraine, lives and works in Kyiv 40. Kang, Suki Seokyeong b. 1977 Republic of Korea, lives and works in Seoul 41. Katayama, Mari b. 1987 Japan, lives and works in Gunma 42. Lee Bul b. 1964 Republic of Korea, lives and works in Seoul 43. Liu Wei b. 1972 People’s Republic of China, lives and works in Beijing 44. Loboda, Maria b. 1979 Poland, lives and works in Berlin 45. Lolis, Andreas b. 1970 Albania, lives and works in Athens 46. Marclay, Christian b. 1955 USA, lives and works in London 47. Margolles, Teresa b. 1963 Mexico, lives and works in Mexico City and Madrid 48. Mehretu, Julie b. 1970 Ethiopia, lives and works in New York 49. Minoliti, Ad b. 1980 Argentina, lives and works in Buenos Aires 50. Moulène, Jean-Luc b. 1955 France, lives and works in Paris 51. Muholi, Zanele b. 1972 Republic of South Africa, lives and works in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town 52. Mulleady, Jill b. 1980 Uruguay, lives and works in Los Angeles 53. Müller, Ulrike b. 1971 Austria, lives and works in New York 54. Nabuqi b. 1984 People’s Republic of China, lives and works in Beijing 55. Nkanga, Otobong b. 1974 Nigeria, lives and works in Antwerp 56. Norbu, Khyentse b. 1961 Bhutan, Khyentse Norbu’s rigorous international teaching schedule requires continuous travel. He has residences in India and Bhutan 57. Orupabo, Frida b. 1986 Norway, lives and works in Oslo 58. Rafman, Jon b. 1981 Canada, lives and works in Montreal 59. Rico, Gabriel b. 1980 Mexico, lives and works in Guadalajara 60. Saputra, Handiwirman b. 1975 Indonesia, lives and works in Yogyakarta 61. Saraceno, Tomás b. 1973 Argentina, lives and works in Berlin 62. Serapinas, Augustas b. 1990 Lithuania, lives and works in Vilnius 63. Singer, Avery b. 1987 USA, lives and works in New York 64. Slavs and Tatars founded 2006, based in Berlin 65. Smith, Michael E. b. 1977 USA, lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island 66. Steyerl, Hito b. 1966 Germany, lives and works in Berlin 67. Strachan, Tavares b. 1979 The Bahamas, lives and works in New York 68. Sun Yuan (b. 1972 People’s Republic of China) and Peng Yu (b. 1974 People’s Republic of China), both live and work in Beijing 69. Taylor, Henry b. 1958 USA, lives and works in Los Angeles 70. Trockel, Rosemarie b. 1952 Germany, lives and works in Cologne 71. Upson, Kaari b. 1972 USA, lives and works in Los Angeles 72. Ursuţa, Andra b. 1979 Romania, lives and works in New York 73. Vo, Danh b. 1975 Vietnam, lives and works in Mexico DF 74. Wa Lehulere, Kemang b. 1984 Republic of South Africa, lives and works in Cape Town 75. Weerasethakul, Apichatpong b. 1970 Thailand, lives and works in Chiang Mai for the work in Arsenale, in collaboration with Hisakado, Tsuyoshi b. 1981 Japan, lives and works in Kyoto 76. Wertheim, Margaret and Wertheim, Christine b. 1958 Australia, both live and work in Los Angeles 77. Yi, Anicka b. 1971 Republic of Korea, lives and works in New York 78. Yin Xiuzhen b. 1963 People’s Republic of China, lives and works in Beijing 79. Yu Ji b. 1985 People’s Republic of China, lives and works in Shanghai and Vienna ______________________ The Board of La Biennale di Venezia, at the suggestion of the President Paolo Baratta, approved the appointment of Ralph Rugoff as Director of the Visual Arts Department, with specific responsibility for curating the 58th International Art Exhibition. RALPH RUGOFF Ralph Rugoff has been the Director of the Hayward Gallery of London since 2006. Opened in 1968, the Hayward Gallery is considered one of the most leading public art galleries in the United Kingdom; it is part of the Southbank Centre, Europe's largest arts centre that receives major funding by the Arts Council of England. Rugoff was the Artistic Director of the XIII Biennale de Lyon in 2015 titled La vie moderne. Between 1985 and 2002 he wrote art and cultural criticism for numerous periodicals, publishing widely in art magazines as well as newspapers, including Artforum, Artpresse, FlashArt, Frieze, Parkett, Grand Street, The Financial Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Los Angeles Weekly and published a collection of essays, Circus Americanus (1995), in which he explored cultural phenomena of the American West. During the same period he began working as an independent curator, organizing exhibitions such as Just Pathetic (1990) and Scene of the Crime (1997). A former Director (2000-06) of CCA Wattis Institute, at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, he has curated numerous group shows at the Hayward Gallery over the past 11 years, including The Painting of Modern Life (2007), Psycho Buildings (2008), an exhibition that included interactive and immersive installations by artists such as Mike Nelson, Gelitin and Do-ho Suh; and The Infinite Mix (2016); he also has curated important retrospectives and solo exhibitions by Ed Ruschka, Jeremy Deller, Carsten Holler, Tracey Emin and George Condo. PRESIDENT PAOLO BARATTA'S STATEMENT President Baratta stated that "the appointment of Ralph Rugoff confirms the Biennale's primary goal, to qualify the Exhibition as a place of encounter between the visitors, the art and the artists. An Exhibition engaging the viewers directly with the artworks in such a way that memory, the unexpected, the possible provocation, the new and the different can stimulate their visions, their minds and their emotions, and offer them the opportunity for a direct experience." THE DATES OF THE BIENNALE ARTE 2019 The Board also approved the dates of the 58th International Art Exhibition to be held from May 11thto November 24th, 2019; Press Preview May 8th, 9th, and 10th; opening to the public on Saturday, May 11th.

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