La Biennale di Venezia

Quelle: Nina Fischer

La Biennale di Venezia

Prof. Nina Fischer, Lilli Kuschel and Vanina Saracino

Date: 5 June, Introduction
Time: 10:00–13:00
Location: Gru 129 (obligatory for all participants of the trip)
Traveldates: 24 – 28 June in Venice (Italy)

This seminar, scheduled for June 24–28 in Venice, offers students a unique chance to explore and discuss the 60th Venice Biennale titled Stranieri Ovunque ("Foreigners Everywhere"), curated by Adriano Pedrosa.

The exhibition will span across the Central Pavilion (Giardini) and the Arsenale, and features two primary sections: the Nucleo Contemporaneo and the Nucleo Storico. The Nucleo Contemporaneo delves into the concept of the "strange yet familiar," examining the art of marginalized groups such as queer and indigenous artists as a reflection of their identities and societal struggles. The Nucleo Storico showcases artworks from 20th century Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, and exhibits lesser-known modernist movements from these regions; it challenges the Eurocentric narrative of art history, exploring the global influence of European modernism, which are often intertwined with colonialism.

Since its inception in 1895, the Biennale has been a platform for contemporary art and has expanded to include various art forms such as architecture, dance, film, music, and theater. Throughout this seminar, the students will deeply engage with the exhibition and with Venice's unique context as a city shaped by water. This seminar engages in critical thinking, providing exposure to diverse artistic perspectives, and offering an immersive exploration of the intricate and multifaceted Venice Biennale.

Outcome: students enrolled in the seminar can choose to create practical artistic projects or written academic work, to be realised and presented in Venice.

Certificates: Künstlerisch gestalterisches Fach / Kunst- und Medienwissenschaftliches Fach

Language: English and German

Participants: A maximum of 15 participants from KUM are eligible to enroll.

The costs for travel and group-accomodation have to be paid by the students.

For students of the class, the Biennale Ticket for 3 days will be refunded.

Please register until April 22nd under: ni.fischer(at) 


Vanina Saracino (she/they) is an independent curator, writer, and lecturer at UdK.