Unpacking the World’s Most Important Art Exhibition
Opening this week at the 56th Venice Biennale, curator Okwui Enwezor’s “All the World’s Futures” is an exhibition with works by 138* artists—among them individuals, duos, and collectives; women and men; emerging artists and legends long deceased. Hailing from 53 countries, almost 90 of these artists are participating in the Biennale’s main exhibition for the first time, creating 159 new works for the occasion that will be shown next to archival pieces, site-specific installations, and unorthodox presentations. How does one get a handle on such a wide-ranging, jam-packed event? We lay out the data behind the exhibition to give you a look at this year’s Biennale by the numbers.