In May 2019, Garage patrons visited the opening of the oldest art exhibition in the world: the International Art Exhibition in Venice, which in 2019 took place for the 58thtime.
Organised at Giardini gardens since 1895, today the Venice Biennale is one of the world’s biggest art events and brings thousands of art professionals and enthusiasts to the city.
Garage patrons’ tour of Venice started at the roof terrace of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection with a welcome cocktail followed by a tour of The Nature of Arp—an exhibition of works by Jean Arp.
This year, the artistic director of the Biennale Ralph Rugoff presented the exhibition May You Live In Interesting Timesthat explores the role of art in our era of instability. Garage patrons visited the main project at Giardini and Arsenale and the exhibitions in the national pavilions accompanied by Garage’s director Anton Belov and the Museum’s curators.
The program also included a visit to Luc Tuymans’ exhibition La Pelle at Palazzo Grassi, Georg Baselitz’s show at the Academy, the Jannis Kounellis exhibition at Fondazione Prada, and a tour of the exhibitions organised by the Pushkin Museum (Every End is a New Beginningat San Fantin church) and V-A-C Foundation (Time, Forward!at V-A-C Zattere)
The trip finished with a walk around the island of Torcello and one of the oldest settlements in the Venetian lagoon, where the patrons visited the church of Santa Maria Assunta to see its eleventh-century mosaics.