The 55th International Art Exhibition entitled Il Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace) draws inspiration from the model of a utopian dream. The story tells us that Marino Auriti filed a design with the U.S. Patent office in 1955, depicting his Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace), an imaginary museum that was meant to house all worldly knowledge.
“Auriti’s plan was never carried out, of course – says the exhibition curator Massimiliano Gioni - but the dream of a universal, all-embracing knowledge crops up throughout the history of art and humanity. Today, as we grapple with a constant flood of information, such attempts seem even more necessary and even more desperate.
The Encyclopedic Palace – concludes Gioni - is a show that illustrate a condition we all share: we ourselves are media, channeling images, or at times even finding ourselves possessed by images.”
Here my fav national pavillons- from the top: Bolivia, Latvia, Russia.