60. International Art exhibition
"stranieri ovunque - foreigners everywhere"
curator - adriano pedrosa biennale di venezia foundation

Meeting place:

Giardini della Biennale/Arsenale

20 April to 24 November, 2024

pre-opening April 17, 18, 19, 2024

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The 60. International Art Exhibition will be titled “Foreigners Everywhere – Foreigners Everywhere.” The title is taken from a series of works created since 2004 by the Paris-born, Palermo-based collective Claire Fontaine. The works consist of neon sculptures of various colors bearing the words “Strangers Everywhere” in different languages. The expression was in turn taken from the name of a collective of the same name in Turin that was fighting racism and xenophobia in Italy in the early 2000s.

“(…) At the Biennale Arte 2024 we will talk about artists who are themselves foreigners, immigrants, expatriates, diasporic,
, exiles and refugees, particularly those who have moved between the Global South and North.”


Meeting point: Giardini della Biennale

Trip duration: 1h

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The topic of the tour focuses on the subsequent stages of development of the historic exhibition center of the Biennale -Giardini. It includes the chronology of construction and formal analysis of the most interesting national pavilions. The authors of the projects include the names of such architects as: Alvar Aalto, Sverre Fehn, Josef Hoffmann, Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, Carlo Scarpa, James Stirling and Gruppo BBPR.

st mark's basilica

Meeting point: St Mark’s Square

Duration of the visit:

Narthex and nave: 30 min

Golden Pall – 10 minutes

Museum and the Horse Lodge – 40 min

Tour of the basilica outside – 30 min

Belltower – 40 min

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The history of St. Mark’s Basilica dates back to the early 9th century, when the relics of St. Mark the Evangelist were stolen from Alexandria in Egypt to the lagoon city. It would begin a very thoughtful process of building the identity of this city, which would later become the greatest maritime power in Europe. The basilica, which served as the chapel of the Doge’s Palace, witnessed many key events for the Venetian Republic. They are hidden in extraordinary mosaics, Byzantine marbles and unique floors.


Meeting point: Palazzo Venier dei Leoni

Duration of the visit: 1,5 h +

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One of the most famous modern art collections in the world. In 1948, patron Peggy Guggenheim bought an unfinished 18th century palace on the Grand Canal and made it her residence, to which she moved from New York unique collections of paintings of European avant-garde trends, including cubism, futurism, surrealism and expressionism. Peggy is a colorful character about whom many legends still circulate. However, she was able to win the sympathy of the Venetians, who gave her the nickname of “The Last Dogaress”.

Carlo Scarpa and Modernism in Venice

Meeting point: to be agreed

Duration of the visit: 2h

Olivetti Store, St. Mark’s Square

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Querini Stampalia Foundation

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The perfect tour for lovers of modernism, which aims to reveal the hidden gems of contemporary architecture and design in Venice. Carlo Scarpa, an outstanding Venetian architect with an incredible sense of beauty and sensitivity to tradition, craftsmanship and the smallest detail, left an extremely rich legacy throughout the Veneto region. With great sensitivity, he combined noble materials and ascetic modernist forms with the elements of nature that characterise this magical city: water, light and colour.

fortuny palace
Venice Civic Museums Foundation

Meeting place: Campo San Beneto in front of the entrance to the museum

Duration of the visit: 1h

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Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo was born in Granada, but at the age of eighteen he settled in Venice. A child of art, his creativity knew no bounds: painter, set designer, fashion designer, inventor of a revolutionary lighting system, creator of fabrics and clothes, which made him world famous. His opulent mansion collects the memories of his eclectic activities.