55th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia
01 Jun - 24 Nov 2013
19 Oct 2013 7:00 PM
Salon Suisse – History and Contemporaneity
Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
Campo S.Agnese-Dorsoduro 810
I-30123 Venezia
T +39 041 24 11 810

The series Time Slices invites scholars from the field of exhibition history to explore and present one historical edition of the Venice Biennale, respectively. The second panel is dedicated to the Biennale of 1954. From the examples of the US-American (Hossain), the Swiss (Müller), the Czechoslovak (Wolf), the Polish (Scheller) and the Main Pavilion (Wyss), our panelists will discuss the cultural and political developments of the year 1954 as reflected by the Biennale exhibitions of that year. 1954 saw, among other things, the strange coupling of Ben Shan and Willem de Kooning in the US-American pavilion, social realism on the brink of the Khrushchev Thaw in the Polish pavilion and the appraisal of Cuno Amiet in the Swiss pavilion.