The 2022 Venice Biennale is soon to start. Delayed a year by the pandemic, the famed Italian art show, the Biennale’s 59th, is currently set to run from April 23 to November 27. The main exhibition, which this year will be placing a focus on Surrealism and an unprecedented emphasis on women artists. The show will be titled “The Milk of Dreams,” in reference to Leonora Carrington’s writings. and in addition there are the 90-plus national pavilions around that show. The majority of the pavilions are located in the Arsenale and the Giardini—the two main venues for the Biennale’s main exhibition—though there will be also other sites across the city.
Unlike most countries who show at the Venice Biennale, Italy used to give its pavilion over to ambitious multi-person exhibitions. But, for the first time, one single artist has been selected for the Italian pavilion: Gian Maria Tosatti. Critic Eugenio Viola will curate Tosatti’s pavilion, which will feature a site-specific installation called History of Night and Destiny of Comets that is set to consider an epic array of topics related to economic and industrial development in Italy. Location: Arsenale