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May 13-November 26, 2017
La Biennale di Venezia is the oldest art event of its kind, having begun in 1895, with the first international pavilions starting in 1907 and steadily building up a presence to become the world’s most exciting outing for art. While India has remained removed from this by way of a national pavilion, Indian artists at least have been well represented—who can forget Subodh Gupta’s utensil skull overlooking the canal? Or Feroze Gujral’s glamorous, crammed party at the last edition? Occasionally controversial for the political content that draws sharp debates across art communities as well as religious outfits and even governments, the Venice Biennale is the most highly regarded and attended biennale in history.
Organised at several venues across the city, and conjoined by an architecture biennale that is every bit as momentous, the Venice Biennale offers a meeting place for art lovers and a chance to holiday in Italy at the same time.