VENICE.- The Venice Archiecture Biennale 2020
, curated by Hashim Sarkis, will be held in Venice (Giardini and Arsenale) from Saturday, August 29 (preview Thursday 27 and Friday 28) through Sunday, November 29, instead of from May 23 through November 29, as previously announced.
The new dates for the Venice Architecture Biennale have been established as a consequence of the recent precautionary measures in the matter of mobility taken by the governments of a growing number of countries around the world, which will have a domino effect on the movement of people and works in coming weeks. This period of time coincides with the delicate initial phase of setting up an international exhibition as complex as the Venice Architecture Biennale, which involves architects and institutions from over 60 countries on all continents.
This situation poses a risk to the realization of the exhibition in its entirety in time for the announced opening date (May 23), thereby jeopardizing its quality. Furthermore, a short-term postponement could be ineffective, considering the complexity of the organizational machine, the number and importance of the subjects involved and the probable absence of many of them.
Unwilling to open an incomplete exhibition, the Biennale, having heard the curator Hashim Sarkis and in consideration of the difficulties faced by the participating countries and invited architects, has decided to postpone the inauguration until August 29, bringing the duration of this years edition of the Venice Architecture Biennale back to three months, from the end of August to the end of November.