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17th International Architecture Exhibition - How will we live together?
Curated by architect, teacher and researcher Hashim Sarkis. The world is launching new challenges to architecture, we ask architects to imagine spaces in which we can live generously together. I am looking forward to working with architects from all over the world to figure out how to address these challenges
The 17th International Architecture Exhibition is open from 22 May to 21 November 2021. The Venice Biennale is open every day except Mondays (with the exception of 30 August, 6 September, 1 November, 15 November). The opening hours of the exhibition at the Arsenale and at the Giardini are from 11.00 to 19.00 with the last access to the exhibitions at 18.45. These times will be valid from the opening (May 22nd) until July 31st 2021. From August 1st until closing the opening hours of the Biennale are from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm with the last admission at 5.45 pm. As for the exhibitions at Forte Marghera, the hours from Monday to Thursday are 9.00 – 20.00, while on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays it is open from 9.00 to 22.00.
Fondazione Biennale has decided not to provide physical ticket offices for the duration of the International Architecture Exhibition for 2021. Therefore, it is possible to buy tickets for the Venice Biennale directly on the MyPass APP. Just download the App both from the Play Store (by clicking here) and from the Apple Store (by clicking here) Tickets have the following prices:
- Full> € 25.00
- Reduced Over 65> € 20.0
- Reduced for students and / or under 26> € 16.00
- Free > for children up to the age of 6 and accompanying persons with a certified disability. Free tickets can be collected from the Infopoints at the exhibition venues by certifying the person entitled to them.
We remind you that any reductions will be verified by the Biennale employees at the entrance. Therefore it is mandatory to have a valid identity document for entry. In addition, the tickets give access to all the venues that host the Biennale Exhibition, the National Pavilions, and the collateral Events.
On the basis of the provisions in force and the anti-Covid19 security plan of the Venice Biennale Foundation, visitors will be measured the temperature at the entrances of the Biennale offices, in other words at the Giardini, the Arsenale and Forte Marghera. Access will not be allowed in case of body temperature above 37.5 ° C.< Furthermore, we remind you that the use of the mask is mandatory for the entire duration of the visit both in the internal and external spaces. Social distancing must be respected when visiting the Exhibition at the National Pavilions, the internal and external exhibition spaces, at the Bookshops and cafes. Access to the International Architecture Exhibition will be limited in order to guarantee security provisions. Therefore it is mandatory to book and purchase your access ticket.
The Biennale of Venice has become world famous for cultural events in fields like music, film and architecture, but the very first Biennale was held over 120 years ago in 1895 when the first International Art Exhibition was organized. New festivals were created in the 1930s when music, cinema, and theatre were added to the Biennale. The architecture exhibition was not added until 1980 and dance didn’t become part of the Biennale until 1990.
Both the Giardini della Biennale (the primary Biennale venue) and Arsenale Exhibition Spaces are located in the southeast area of the island of Venice. You can reach the venues by vaporetto (water bus) or by foot from the main island. Visitors coming from Lido, Murano or other islands will have to take a vaporetto to reach the Biennale Venues.
Giardini della Biennale
Vaporetto (water bus) – Get off at Giardini Biennale SX or DX terminals to arrive directly at the Biennale or get off at Giardi SX or DX and you will have a 5 minute walk to the Biennale.
By Foot – From Ponte Rialto – 30 minutes / From St. Mark’s Square 30 minutes / From the Guggenheim Collection 40 minutes Arsenale Exhibition Spaces – You can easily walk from the Biennale Gardens to the Arsenale Exhibition Spaces in about 10 minutes so you could use the same directions as those for Biennale Gardens, but if you want to go directly to the Arsenale Exhibition Spaces use the following directions:
Vaporetto (water bus) – Get off at Arsenale terminal
By Foot – From Ponte Rialto – 25 minutes / From St. Mark’s Square 25 minutes / From the Guggenheim Collection 30 minutes
GIARDINI DELLA BIENNALE – Biennale Gardens
The traditional site of La Biennale Art Exhibitions since the first edition in 1895, the Giardini rise to the eastern edge of Venice and were made by Napoleon at the beginning of the nineteenth century. It was the success of the first editions (more than 200,000 visitors in 1895, more than 300,000 in 1899) to trigger the building of foreign pavilions since 1907, which were added to the already built Central Pavilion. The Giardini now host 29 pavilions of foreign countries, some of them designed by famous architects such as Josef Hoffmann’s Austria Pavilion, Gerrit Thomas Rietveld’s Dutch pavilion or the Finnish pavilion, a pre-fabricated with a trapezoidal plan designed by Alvar Aalto.
ARSENALE EXHIBITION SPACES
The Arsenale was the largest production center in Venice during the pre-industrial era and in full-time periods it had up to 2,000 workers a day. It was a huge complex of construction sites where the Serenissima fleets were built and, therefore, a symbol of the economic, political and military power of the city. Since 1980 the Arsenale has become an exhibition site of La Biennale on the occasion of the 1st International Architecture Exhibition. Later on, the same spaces were used during the Art Exhibitions for the Open section. Since 1999, a program for the enhancement of the area has been implemented, which has allowed to open to the public, among other places: the Teatro alle Tese and the Teatro Piccolo Arsenale (2000), the Giardino delle Vergini (2009), and the Sale d’Armi (2015).