The influx of emails announcing which artists are representing their respective countries at the 2022 Venice Biennale has been a steady trickle since at least 2019, when the previous edition closed, and has carried on through 2020 now that the so-called “art world Olympics” has been delayed another year due to the global pandemic. The 59th edition of the show, which will be under the direction of High Line creative director Cecilia Alemani, will run in Venice from April 23 through November 27. The title of the show is “The Milk of Dreams,” a name taken from Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington’s absurdist book initially published in the 1950s and released in English in 2017.
We will keep updating this list as more nations announce their artists, curators, themes, and venues.
Artist: Marco Fusinato
Curator: Alexie Glass-Kantor
Fun Fact: Fusinato, a Melbourne native, amplifies sensory experiences by blurring the boundaries between music, sound, and visual art. In a work shown at the Syndey Biennial, he invited visitors to thwack a baseball bat at a plaster wall. The sound of bat-on-wall was amplified by hidden microphones the artist attached to a sound system, turning it up to 11.