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

In 1977, the controversial Biennial of Dissent took place in Venice. Exhibitions, concerts and conferences about different thinking and dissent were organized. Tonight's salon will revive the main art venue organized in that context: the group exhibition of soviet unofficial artists La nuova arte sovietica. Una prospettiva non ufficiale, curated by Enrico Crispolti and Gabriella Di Milia Moncada. The atmosphere of this pivotal event will be evoked by the display of original artworks shown in 1977 and by a reading of texts such as letters by the organizers and newspaper articles. This time-travel will recall the then fiercely debated questions of “right” and “wrong” in ideology and art. Enrico Crispolti, Gabriella Di Milia Moncada and other witnesses from the time will be present.