Advancing technology divides the world into optimism, the perfecting of the human body, and pessimism, automations and artificial intelligence. The Corona pandemic made people more dependent on electronic devices than ever before. The 2022 Venice Biennale is dedicated to this theme under the central question of how humans and technology relate and what metamorphoses of the body are possible. In addition to the exhibition The Milk of Dreams, numerous national pavilions form a trend-setting art biennial.
Panel discussions on the exhibition »The Milk of Dreams«
Expected surprise: the winners of the Golden Lions
The Venice Biennale's coveted prizes have been awarded: a historic milestone as two Black women, Sonia Boyce and Simone Leigh, join a long list of white male winners. They represent Great Britain and the USA, two nations whose victory at a Biennale, however, is no surprise.
The international jury of the 59th Venice Biennale has been chosen
The jury for the Venice Biennale 2022 has been announced. The jury members, proposed by artistic director Cecilia Alemani, will award the coveted prizes on April 23, the opening day of the Biennale.
Ukrainian pavilion opens as planned
The 59th Venice Biennale begins on April 23. At the world's most prestigious art exhibition, the Ukrainian pavilion will open as planned despite the war. The artists from Russia will not participate on their own initiative.
Controversy surrounding the first Namibian pavilion
Following a petition by nearly 400 people in the Namibian art community who feel their country is not adequately represented, the pavilion's main funder is pulling out. RENN, who staffs the pavilion, is a white male, resident of South Africa, who is known less as an artist than as a tourism industry worker.
Golden Lion for lifetime achievement goes to two female artists
Katharina Fritsch of Germany and Cecilia Vicuña of Chile will receive the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement. The awards will be presented on April 23, the opening day of the 59th Venice Biennale.