For more than 120 years, the Venice Biennale has been one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world. Today, the art exhibition attracts audiences in excess of half a million people.
The history of the La Biennale di Venezia dates back from 1895 when the first International Art Exhibition was organised. In the 1930s new festivals were born: Music, Cinema, and Theatre (the Venice Film Festival in 1932 was the first film festival in history). In 1980 the first International Architecture Exhibition took place, and in 1999 Dance made its debut at La Biennale.
The theme of the 17th Architecture Biennale, ‘How do we live together?’ is expected to attract around 250,000 visitors. The exhibition aims to explore ways in which people can co-exist while wealth and political ideologies diverge.