56th Venice Biennale Report
What is the Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition?
An event that can be said to be the origin of international art exhibitions that began in Venice, Italy in 1895. Each time, "Golden Lion Award", "Silver Lion Award" and "Special Award" are selected from participating countries and participating artists. "Biennale" means "once in two years" in Italian, and is held every other year. Although it is an international exhibition with a history of more than 100 years, it is still attracting the attention of the world's art world as a place where you can get a bird's eye view of the latest trends in contemporary art, and as one of the few international exhibitions that adopts a country-specific participation system. ing
The main venues are Giardini, the largest park in the city of Venice, and Arsenale, the national shipyard. By the way, the pavilion of the Japan Pavilion is located in the Giardini Park, and was completed in 1956 with the help of donations from Shojiro Ishibashi, the founder of Bridgestone Tire (now Bridgestone). Since then, as of 2015, 76 artists have exhibited.
Exterior view of the Japan Pavilion in the Giardini
56th Venice Biennale Overview
Period2015.5.9 – 11.22
General curator : Okwi Enwezor
Special exhibition title : "All the World's Futures"
▽National Section (Japan Pavilion)
Representative artist : Chiharu Shiota
Curator : Hitoshi Nakano (Kanagawa Arts Foundation)
Exhibition title : The Key in the Hand
* You can check the representatives of each country from here .
56th Venice Biennale Awards Results Announcement
Special Exhibition Participating Artist Category Golden Lion Award
Adrian Piper "Everything" Series
Special Exhibition Participating Artist Category Silver Lion Award
Im Heung-soon “Factory Complex”
Exhibition Participating Artist Category Special Award
Harun Farocki, Anonymous Film Production Group Abu Nadala, Massinissa Sermani
National Category Golden Lion Award
Armenia Pavilion "Armenity / Haiyutioun. Contemporary artists from the Armenian Diaspora" (Curator: Adelina von Furstenberg)
National Division Special Award
United States Pavilion "They Come to Us without a Word" (Artist: Joan Jonas / Curators: Ute Mehta Bauer, Paul C. Ha)
Naomi Beckwith (Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago),
Sabine Breitweiser (Chief Curator, Media & Performance, Museum of Modern Art, New York),
Mario Codognath (Chief Curator of Belvedere 21st Century Pavilion),
Ranjit Hoskote (poet, art critic),
Lee Young Woo (Former Chairman of Gwangju Biennale Foundation)
The Armenian Pavilion Venue at the time of receiving the Golden Lion Award