HOW WILL WE LIVE TOGETHER?
The 17th International Architecture Exhibition organized by La Biennale di Venezia will run from 22 May to 21 November 2021, curated by architect and scholar Hashim Sarkis. “The world is putting new challenges in front of architecture – stated Sarkis. I look forward to working with participating architects from around the world to imagine together how we are going to rise to these challenges.”
Hashim Sarkis has been Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) since 2015. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a Ph.D. in Architecture from Harvard University. He is the author and editor of several books and articles on modern architectural history and theory.
In the two preceding editions, Italy’s longest-running modern and contemporary art fair ARTE FIERA was almost completely renewed. The 2021 edition will consolidate the new formula. Of course, there will also be surprises and new features, starting with the curator of the Focus section: in 2022, Focus will be curated by Marco Meneguzzo.
The Main section ranges from Italian Modern and Post-War art (traditional strong points of Arte Fiera) to contemporary research, emphasising monographs and curatorial proposals that focus on a school or a trend.
Devoted to modern art and to Post-War Masters, Focus does not have fixed content: the invited curator (who changes every year) concentrates on a period, trend, artistic school based on his/her expertise and preferences. The second edition of Focus, curated by art critic and historian Marco Meneguzzo, will regard so-called “exact art” (which includes kinetic art, programmed art, and similar trends) from the late ’50s to the 70s, with specific attention to the Italian scene.
Pittura XXI is a new format for art fairs (both Italian and foreign): a section devoted entirely to the most traditional language – painting – which in recent years has returned to centre stage for critics, institutions and the market. With a selection of “solo” and “duet” stands, the section focuses on 21st-century painting and offers a panorama of emerging and mid-career artists, both Italian and foreign. The section is curated by Davide Ferri, independent critic and curator who has a proven record of writings and exhibitions on international contemporary painting.