SACI MFA in Studio Art students visit the 2019 Venice Biennale May You Live In Interesting Times.
Students in the MFA in Studio Art program at SACI recently had the opportunity to travel to Venice and visit the world-renowned Venice Biennale. One of the world’s most impressive art events, the Venice Biennale stands at the forefront of research and promotion of new contemporary art trends.⠀
In a three-day trip, our students traveled to Venice with MFA in Studio Art Program Director Kirsten Stromberg and MFA instructors Daria Filardo, Pietro Gagliano, and Regan Wheat. There, they were able to experience the works in the 58th International Art Exhibition, titled May You Live In Interesting Times.
May You Live In Interesting Times
The 58th International Art Exhibition, titled May You Live In Interesting Times, takes place from 11th May to 24th November 2019. The title is a phrase of English invention that has long been mistakenly cited as an ancient Chinese curse that invokes periods of uncertainty, crisis and turmoil; "interesting times" exactly as the ones we live in today.
The exhibition was curated by Ralph Rugoff, currently the director of the Hayward Gallery in London. Between 1985 and 2002 he wrote art and cultural criticism for numerous periodicals, publishing widely in art magazines as well as newspapers, and published a collection of essays, Circus Americanus (1995). During the same period he began working as an independent curator.
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