Venice Biennale

Record year for Venice Biennale

LONDON. With a budget of E1m less than the 2007 edition, the 53rd Venice Biennale has attracted a record number of visitors, 375,702 in total (with a daily average of 2,223), 56,370 more than the 52nd biennale—an increase of 18%. This also came despite an increase in the entrance price from E15 to E18. There were 77 national pavilions and 44 collateral events, both unprecedented figures. The main exhibition, “Fare Mondi/Making Worlds”, was curated by Daniel Birnbaum, who took over as biennale director when Robert Storr bowed out due to disputes over budget cuts. R.S.

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