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56th Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition Report

第56回 ヴェネチア・ビエンナーレ国際美術展 レポート

What is the Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition?

This event can be said to be the origin of international art exhibitions, which began in Venice, Italy in 1895. Each time, the Golden Lion Award, Silver Lion Award, and Special Commendation are selected from among the participating countries and artists. ``Biennale'' means ``once every two years'' in Italian, and is held every two years, and although there were interruptions due to war, this year marked the 56th time. Although it is an international exhibition with a history of more than 100 years, it still attracts the attention of the world's art world as a place where you can get a bird's-eye view of cutting-edge contemporary art trends, and as one of the few international exhibitions that adopts a country-based participation system. ing

The main venues will be the Giardini, Venice's largest park, and the Arsenale, the national shipyard, but various related exhibitions (collateral events) will be held throughout the island at the same time. By the way, the Japan Pavilion is located in Giardini Park and was completed in 1956 with donations from Shojiro Ishibashi, the founder of Bridgestone Tires (now Bridgestone). Since then, as of 2015, 76 artists have exhibited.

Japan pavilion exterior in Giardini

Japan pavilion exterior in Giardini

56th Venice Biennale Overview

Official site

Event period2015.5.9 – 11.22
General Curator : Okwui Enwezor
Special exhibition title : "All the World's Futures"

▽Country section (Japan pavilion)

Official site
Representative artist : Chiharu Shioda
Curator : Hitoshi Nakano (Kanagawa Arts Foundation)
Exhibition title : The Key in the Hand

56th Venice Biennale Awards Announcement

Golden Lion Award for Artists Participating in Special Exhibitions
Adrian Piper “Everything” series
Silver Lion Award for Artists Participating in Special Exhibitions
Lim Heung-soon “Factory Complex”
Special award for artists participating in special exhibitions
Harun Farocki, Anonymous Film Production Group Abu Nadara, Massinissa Selmani

National Category Golden Lion Award
Armenia Pavilion "Armenity / Haiyutioun. Contemporary artists from the Armenian Diaspora" (Curator: Adelina von Furstenberg)
Special recognition in country category
United States Pavilion "They Come to Us without a Word" (Artist: Joan Jonas / Curators: Ute Meta Bauer, Paul C. Ha)

judge
Naomi Beckwith (Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago)
Sabine Breitwieser (Chief Curator of Media and Performance, Museum of Modern Art, New York)
Mario Codognato (Chief Curator, Belvedere “21st Century Museum”),
Ranjit Hoskote (poet, art critic)
Lee Young-woo (Former Gwangju Biennale Foundation Chairman)

Armenia Pavilion Venue scene when receiving the Golden Lion Award

Armenia Pavilion Venue scene when receiving the Golden Lion Award

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