Italian Pavilion at the 2022 Art Biennale, appointment for the closing of the Public Program

Eugenio Viola and Gian Maria Tosatti, curator and artist of “History of the Night and Destiny of Comets”, Italian Pavilion at the 2022 Art Biennale, courtesy DGCC – MiC

VENICE – It will be held Friday 25 Novemberat 12.00At CFZ – Ca’ Foscari Zatterethe final meeting of the initiatives of Public Program of the Italian Pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.

Eugene Viola And Gian Maria Tosatticurator and artist of the Italian Pavilion at the 2022 Art Biennale, will discuss the themes, urgencies and reflections developed around History of the Night and Fate of Comets which will close its doors to the public Sunday 27 November 2022. Speakers will: Silvia BuriniDepartment of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage – Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Luciano Antonino Scuderiarchitect officer of the Directorate General for Contemporary Creativity – Ministry of Culture, e Adriana Rispolicoordinator of the Public Program.

History of the Night and Fate of Comets it consists of an environmental installation with an irreducible theatrical syntax, which is divided into a prologue and two acts. The first part, the History of the Nightoffers the visitor a symbolic journey through the rise and fall of the Italian industrial dream, the second leads him to a striking final vision which constitutes the Fate of Comets. A complex experiential machine that leads the visitor through a sensitive path, at times familiar and partly unsettling, with the aim of offering a new awareness and generating concrete reflections on the possible destiny of human civilization, poised between the dreams and mistakes of the past and the promises of a future still partly to be written.

The cycle of 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 South Italy has expanded to the rest of the world with the participation of 25 artists and curatorsas well as professors, entrepreneurs, architects, engineers, and 10 national and international cultural institutions. THEthe Natural History Museum of Venice and Marevivo, the Zac Centrale of Palermo, the Madre Museum of Naples, the MAC of Lima (Peru), the Belgrade Cultural Center of Belgrade (Serbia), the MSU of 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 of the Pavilion, which hosted conversations with various intellectuals of the contemporary cultural scene who share the urgencies underlying the project of the Italian Pavilion at the 2022 Art Biennale.

The public was also 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 of g. stupid elm And Screaming Roaring Shrieking from Dewey Dell and through encounters with the poetics of other artists such as Giulia Piscitelli, Eugenio Tibaldi, Andrea Mastrovito and Stefania Galegati. The programme, created in collaboration with the Ca’Foscari University of Venice, offered a cross-section of Italian creativity engaged in the re-reading of history, with a view to a necessary search for a new balance.

They enriched the program with their experience and testimony: Agata Polizzi, Andreco, Angela Tecce, Angelos Varvarousis, Antonella Moretti, Aterraterra, Beatrice Merz, Bojan Mrđenović, Božidar Mandić, Clara Tosi Pamphili, Daphne Vitali, Dawit Benti, Dimitra Kondylatou, Duen Sacchi, Elena Damiani, Elias Sime, Giovanni Bonotto, Juan Carlos Gómez, Katryne Weir, Katerina Gregos, Letizia Magaldi, Mario Giro, Maríta García, Colectivo Materia (Paula Fleisner – Noeli Billi), Matheew Carrillo Marentes, Matteo Bertelè, Meskerem Assegued, Michele Guido, Neli Ruzic, Nicolás Gómez, Radmila Iva Jankovic, Rosalba Giugni, Silvano Bertalot, Silvia Bolla, Stefania Portinari, Stefania Zuliani, Teofilo Tramboulis, Vesna Vukovic, Vincenzo De Luca, Zorana Djakovic.

Italian Pavilion at the 2022 Art Biennale, appointment for the closing of the Public Program – Arte Magazine