The 58th International Art Exhibition at the Biennale di Venezia

May You Live In Interesting Times curated by Ralph Rugoff
11.05 – 24.11
Giardini / Arsenale

Venice, 2019 @ajanefrench

May You Live In Interesting Times focuses on artists who challenge existing habits of thought and open up our readings of objects and images, gestures and situations. Their work grows out of a practice of entertaining multiple perspectives: of holding in mind seemingly contradictory notions, and juggling diverse ways of making sense of the world.

In order to highlight this […] the exhibition is divided into two separate exhibitions – Proposition A in the Arsenale, and Proposition B in the Central Pavilion. All of the artists appear in both exhibitions, but show very different types of work in each venue.

In an era when public communication is being defined by ever narrower bandwidths, this exhibition aims to celebrate art’s capacity to stimulate complex responses and conversations.
Ralph Rugoff, Curator

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