'ILLUMInations', the International Art Exhibition of the 54th Venice Biennale, directed by Bice Curiger, features 83 artists from around the world. As its title suggests, the exhibition centres on the themes of light and enlightenment, while simultaneously exploring ideas related to 'nation'. It incorporates several works by Venetian Old Master Tintoretto (1518-1594), which were unorthodox and experimental for his time, distinguished by dramatic lighting. Also, as part of the curatorial concept for this edition, four artists were asked to create 'Para-Pavilions', sculptural structures capable of housing works by other artists.

This Italian edition of the catalogue covers the International Art Exhibition in the Central Pavilion at Giardini and Arsenale as well as 89 national participations and 37 collateral events around the city. Included on the pages devoted to the artists in the international exhibition and national pavilions are their responses to five questions related to identity and their sense of belonging. Index of artists and exhibited works provided.

Note: Only Asian artists are listed below.

This is the Italian edition, an English edition of this catalogue is also available at the same location.
Title type

Translated

Alternative title

54. Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte: ILLUMInazioni | 54th International Art Exhibition: ILLUMInations

Access level

Onsite

Location code EX.ITA.BVE.2011
Language

Italian

Publication/Creation date

2011

No of pages

604

ISBN / ISSN

978883170911

No of copies

1

Content type

catalogue

Chapter headings
ILLUMInazioni

- Bice CURIGER

Dov'è Ai Weiwei?

- Giovanni CARMINE

Jacopo Tintoretto (1518-1594) - una discussione dalla prospettiva contemporanea. Tavola rotonda su Tintoretto con Carolin Bohlmann, Diedrich Diederichsen, Corinne Wasmuht, Bice Curiger
Segni attraverso il fuoco. Dialogo tra Jean-Luc Nancy e Tommaso Tuppini
Rimbaud in Africa

- Karl HOLMQVIST

Arcobaleni e razionalismo. Il destino del Manifesto terrestre dell'arte

- Reza NEGARESTANI

Il Bazar di Venezia

- Jorg SCHELLER, Beat WYSS

(Venice Biennale: Art Biennale 2011: ILLUMInations)
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