Reflections on All the World’s Futures – Panel Discussion on the 56th Edition of the Venice Biennale


A panel discussion on the 56th Edition of the Venice Biennale curated by Okwui Enwezor

27 July, 5.30pm, Italian Cultural Institute, 50E, Chandra Gupta Marg, Chanakyapuri, Delhi

This panel discussion brought together reflections on the 56th edition of the Venice Biennale and its collateral constellation that recently opened to the public under the artistic direction of Okwui Enwezor. Titled “All the World’s Futures”, the main exhibition of the biennale poses the question of how different frequencies by artists, thinkers, writers, composers, choreographers, make sense of the world’s current ‘state of things’. With over 136 artists from 53 different countries “All the World’s Futures” moves beyond a curatorial design that produces an overarching theme. It institutes the idea of ‘filters’ as conceptual layers that partake in imagining and realizing the enormous diversity of artistic practices that the biennale hosts. The panelists of this discussion will closely engage with this global curatorial provocation and the wider problematics it aims to pose on the world and its many futures. Apart from sharing their insights from being part of the conversation, they will also reflect on the curatorial forms instituted by the artistic director as well as the implications they would have for the present and future of contemporary art globally and
within the context of India.


Jeebesh Bagchi, Raqs Media Collective, Delhi
Prasad Shetty and Rupali Gupte, Crit Studio, Mumbai
Eugenio Viola, Contemporary Art Museum of Naples, Italy

Moderated by
Kaushik Bhaumik, School of Arts and Aesthetics , JNU

Conceptualised by
Srinivas Aditya Mopidevi, in collaboration with
Julia Libertad, Vadehra Art Gallery, Delhi

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