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England – The Venice Biennale returns to London

The Venice Biennale takes centre stage in London. A preview of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, which will be entitled “Reporting from the Front” and will run from May 28 to Nov. 27, was presented at the Italian Institute of Culture (IIC) in London. The event was organised by the President of the Biennale, Paolo Baratta, and the curator, Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena. This year the main exhibition will include 62 national entries from 48 countries on display in the historical pavilions at the Giardini and Arsenale, and in the historical centre of Venice. The director of the IIC, Marco Delogu, welcomed the Biennale delegation and the press and reminded the audience of future architectural events promoted by the institute.

“Reporting from the front”

Mr Baratta introduced the exhibition, starting with the image chosen to represent it: a photograph of a woman at the top of a ladder looking at the horizon in a desert landscape, capturing what the president called an “expanded eye”. According Mr Baratta and Mr Aravena, the image represents, “the whole Biennale”. After London, the two speakers will travel to Paris, Paris, Berlin, New York and Santiago, in Chile, in order to take part in similar events.