VENICE, ITALY - 30 MAY 2013: Glasses used for the inauguration cocktail of the Italian Pavillon are stacked, at the Arsenale in Venice, Italy, on May 30th 2013.
The Italian Pavilion presents vice versa, an ideal journey through Italian art of today,
an itinerary that tells of identities, history and landscapes - real and imaginary - exploring the complexity and layers that characterize the country's artistic vicissitudes. The Italian Pavillon is curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi,
who describes the exhibition as, ?A portrait of recent art, read as an atlas of themes and attitudes in dialogue with the historical legacy and current affairs, with both a local and international dimension. A cross-dialogue of correspondences, derivations and differences between acclaimed maestros and artists of later generations". The exhibition is divided into seven spaces - six rooms and a garden - that each house
the work of two artists,
who are brought together on the basis of the affinity of their
respective poetics and common interests in themes, ideas and practices.
The 55th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale takes place in Venice from June 1st to November 24th, 2013 at the Giardini and at the Arsenale as well as in various venues the city.
Gianni Cipriano for The New York TImes