A Short History of the Venice Biennale, the World’s Most Important Art Exhibition

From Oscar Boyson comes “A Short His­to­ry of the World’s Most Impor­tant Art Exhi­bi­tion,” the first of a series of films that will take us inside the Venice Bien­nale, the pres­ti­gious art exhi­bi­tion that dates back to 1895.

Pro­duced by Art­sy and UBS, the short film “pulls back the cur­tain on the event’s reach, extend­ing beyond art and into pol­i­tics and his­to­ry at large,” and helps “us nav­i­gate the cul­tur­al influ­ence of this some­what enig­mat­ic, 120-year-old tra­di­tion. For a longer look at Italy’s most impor­tant art fair, you can watch The Vice Guide to the Venice Bien­nale.

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