New dates for the Venice Architecture Biennale
La Biennale announces new dates for the 17th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice due to COVID-19
La Biennale di Venezia announced that the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – How Will We Live Together? – curated by Hashim Sarkis, which was to take place in Venice in 2020, has been postponed to 2021, to be held from Saturday May 22nd to Sunday November 21st.
The decision to postpone the Biennale Architettura to May 2021 is an acknowledgment that it was proving impossible to move forward – within the set timeframe – in realising such a complex and international exhibition, due to the ongoing health emergency created by the pandemic. Consequently, the 59th International Art Exhibition, which was to take place in 2021, has in turn been postponed to 2022.
In response to this announcement, Unscene Architecture stated, "In light of the pandemic that the world is facing, we fully support the responsible decision by La Biennale to postpone the 17th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice to 2021. We are looking forward to continuing to explore the themes within the British Pavilion and beyond over the coming year, as widening access to privatised public space becomes ever more relevant while we adjust to living with COVID-19 longer term. In the spirit of the theme of the Biennale - How will we live together? - we look forward to coming together with the other curators, participants and audiences from around the world in Venice to stage our exhibition, The Garden of Privatised Delights, from 22 May – 21 November 2021."