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The Venice Biennale of Architecture has been postponed for the second time – Hyperallergic

Meanwhile, the 2021 Venice Biennale Postponed to 2022.

The 2019 Venice Biennale (photo by Hakim Bishara)
The 2019 Venice Biennale (photo by Hakim Bishara)

Valentina Di Liscia

The 59th edition of the Venice Biennale, formerly scheduled for 2021, has been postponed to the following year. The international art show’s next iteration will now run for seven months, from April 23 to November 27, 2022, overlapping with the 15th edition of the contemporary art quinquennial Documenta in Kassel, Germany.

The move to push back the art biennale came after the definitive postponement of the forthcoming International Architecture Exhibition, originally slated to take place this year, due to scheduling conflicts and logistical complications posed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. How Will We Live Together?, the architecture biennial’s 17th edition curated by Hashim Sarkis, will now be held from May 22 to November 21, 2021.

This is the second time the architecture biennial has been postponed. Originally meant to open this month, its inauguration was moved to August as an earlier opening date would “jeopardize its quality.” The new 2021 dates represent a return to the customary six-month duration for the biennial after its organizers had cut the run of the show to three months in an attempt to move forward with the event this year.

“The decision to postpone the Biennale Architettura to May 2021 is an acknowledgment that it is impossible to move forward — within the set time limits — in the realization of such a complex and worldwide exhibition, due to the persistence of a series of objective difficulties caused by the effects by the health emergency underway,” reads a statement on the Biennale’s website.

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