Public Program Italian Pavillon 59° Biennale Internazionale d’arte di Venezia

The Public Programme, coordinated by Adriana Rispoli, aims to reflects on the global themes that are protagonists of the Italian Pavilion 2022, namely the problematic balance between man and nature, sustainable development and territory, ethics and profit.

It unites symbolically the south and the north of the peninsula, approaching Venice and Palermo, passing through Naples, and, on the other hand, to connect Italy with the rest of the world generating a network of International Cultural Institutes that will contribute to create a polyphonic mosaic of interventions (EMABSSYES).

It involves other Italian artists and creators whose poetry in various fields combines the contemporary urgencies of a reinterpretation of history and a necessary search for a new ecological and social balance, while seeking an international dialogue (ART TALKS | PERFORMANCE).

The appointments of the Public Program, all open to the public and available on the Pavilion website (, amplified the messages of the Italian Pavilion thanks to a network of institutions that from North to Southern Italy has expanded to the rest of the world with the participation of 25 artists and curators, as well as professors, entrepreneurs, architects, engineers, and 10 national and international cultural institutions. Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, the Museum of Natural History and Marevivo of Venice, the Central Zac of Palermo, the Madre Museum in Naples, the MAC in Lima (Peru), the Belgrade Cultural Center in Belgrade (Serbia), the MSU in Zagreb (Croatia), the ZOMA Museum in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), the MALBA in Buenos Aires (Argentina), the EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens (Greece) were the national and international Embassies which hosted conversations with various intellectuals of the cultural scene contemporary art that share the urgencies underlying the project of the Italian Pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2022. The public was directly involved in the discovery and verification of the messages conveyed by the Pavilion through performative projects, such as Marry the Night with the ecowalks by g. olmo stuppia and Urlante Ruggente Stridente by Dewey Dell and through encounters with the poetics of other artists such as Giulia Piscitelli, Eugenio Tibaldi, Andrea Mastrovito and Stefania Galegati. The program, created in collaboration with the Ca’Foscari University of Venice, offered a cross-section of Italian creativity engaged in the rereading of history, with a view to a necessary search for a new balance.

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