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The Biennale Architettura 2020 opening rescheduled to August

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The 17th International Architecture Exhibition ‘How will we live together’, curated by Hashim Sarkis, will be held in Venice from 29 August through 29 November, instead of from 23 May, as previously announced. 

La Biennale di Venezia has postponed the opening of the Biennale Architettura 2020. New dates have been established as a consequence of the recent precautionary measures in the matter of mobility taken by the governments of a growing number of countries around the world. This will have a domino effect on the movement of people and works in the coming weeks, which coincides with the initial phase of setting up the Exhibition, which involves architects and institutions from over 60 countries on all continents.

The situation poses a risk to the realisation of the Exhibition in time for the previously announced opening date 23 May. A short-term postponement could be ineffective, considering the complexity of the organisational machine, the number and importance of the subjects involved and the probable absence of many of them. Unwilling to open an incomplete Exhibition, La Biennale has decided to postpone the inauguration until 29 August, bringing the duration of this year’s edition back to three months, from the end of August to the end of November.

The preparations for the Pavilion of Finland’s exhibition titled New Standards are not much affected by the change. The opening ceremony of New Standards, curated by Laura Berger, Philip Tidwell and Kristo Vesikansa, will be held during the preview days and the exhibition will open to the public on 29 August.

Read more about New Standards at the Pavilion of Finland on our page here.

17th International Architecture Exhibition ‘How will we live together?’
La Biennale di Venezia
29 August – 29 November 2020
Preview days 27–28 August

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