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Venice Architecture Biennale will be held from 23 May to 29 November 2020 in Venice, Italy

Italy Architecture News - Feb 5, 2020 - 17:00   615 views

Venice Architecture Biennale will be held from 23 May to 29 November 2020 in Venice, Italy

The Venice Architecture Biennale's 17th International Architecture Exhibition will run 23 May to 29 November 2020 (pre-opening 21 and 22 May), curated by architect and scholar Hashim Sarkis

The pre-opening dates start from May 21st to 22nd, and the Biennale will officially open to the public on Saturday, May 23rd, 2020. The theme of the Venice Biennale 2020 is "How will we live together?". 

As usual, the 17th International Architecture Exhibition will also present the National Participations with their own exhibitions in the Pavilions at the Giardini and the Arsenale, as well as around the historic city centre of Venice.

This edition will also include selected Collateral Events, presented by international institutions, which will organise their exhibitions and initiatives in Venice concurrently with the 17th Exhibition.

Venice Architecture Biennale will be held from 23 May to 29 November 2020 in Venice, Italy

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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 PhD in Architecture from Harvard University. He is the author and editor of several books and articles on modern architecture history and theory.

"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. Thank you President Baratta and La Biennale di Venezia team for providing architecture this important platform. I am both honored and humbled," he added.

Top image © Jacopo Salvi, courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia

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