The 59th International Art Exhibition, curated by Cecilia Alemani and entitled ‘The Milk of Dreams/The Milk of Dreams’ will take place from 23 April to 27 November 2022 at the Giardini, the Arsenale and various venues in Venice.
The exhibition takes its name from a book by Leonora Carrington in which, as the curator explains, “the surrealist artist describes a magical world in which life is constantly reinvented through the prism of the imagination and in which one is allowed to change, to transform, to become other than oneself. The exhibition proposes an imaginary journey through the metamorphoses of bodies and definitions of the human”.
The Exhibition will focus in particular on three thematic areas: the representation of bodies and their metamorphoses; the relationship between individuals and technologies; and the links that weave between bodies and the Earth.
The 59th International Art Exhibition will then present, as usual, the National Participations with their own exhibitions in the Pavilions at the Giardini and the Arsenale, as well as in the historic centre of Venice. Also for this edition there will be selected Collateral Events, proposed by international bodies and institutions, which will set up their exhibitions and initiatives in Venice.