From 20 May to 26 November 2023
Closed on Mondays, except 22 May, 14 August, 4 September, 16 October, 30 October, and 20 November 2023.
Summer opening hours (from 20 May to 30 September):
Giardini: 11 am – 7 pm (last admission 6:45 pm)
Arsenale: from Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday 11 am – 7 pm (last admission 6:45 pm)
Friday and Saturday 11 am – 8 pm (last admission 7:45 pm)
Winter opening hours (from 1 October to 26 November):
Giardini and Arsenale: 10 am – 6 pm (last admission 5:45 pm)
The Exhibition, which will be divided into six parts and will include 89 Participants, will be a kind of workshop, a laboratory where architects and practitioners across an expanded field of creative disciplines will draw out examples from their contemporary practices that will chart a path for the audience to weave through, imagining for themselves what the future can hold. “After two of the most difficult and divisive years in living memory, architects have a unique opportunity to show the world what we do best: put forward ambitious and creative ideas that help us imagine a more equitable and optimistic future in common.” (statement from curator Lesley Lokko).
63 National Participations will organize their exhibitions in the historic Pavilions at the Giardini (27), at the Arsenale (22) and in the city centre of Venice (14). Niger will participate for the first time at the Biennale Architettura.
The Exhibition programme will be enriched by Carnival, a six-month-long cycle of events, lectures, panel discussions, films, and performances, that explore the themes of the Biennale Architettura 2023. Politicians, policymakers, poets, filmmakers, documentary makers, writers, activists, community organisers and public intellectuals will share the stage with architects, academics, and students. This public event programme is increasingly a form of architectural practice that attempts to bridge the gulf between architects and the public.