This year the 55th Venice Biennale featured over a dozen of the self-taught artists historically championed by The Museum of Everything.
As the only institution of its kind to be officially invited to participate,The Museum of Everything hosted The Salon of Everything: a free-form philosophical forum on private art-making practices, the alternative history of art and the important role of the monologue in contemporary art.
The Salon of Everything took place during the opening weeks of the biennale in a caravan at Il Palazzo di Everything, with all conversations broadcast to the assembled audience outside.
There are over 20 conversations in total, with participants including gallerists Adam Lindemann, Andrew Edlin and Jose Kuri, museum directors Ginevra Elkann, Jonathan Watkins, Sarah Lombardi, Andrea Bellini, Beatrix Ruf and Joelle Pijaudier Cabot, and curators Donna De Salvo, Francesco Stocchi, Brett Littman, Daniel Baumann, Peter Miller, Ralph Rugoff, Marc Olivier Wahler, Bianca Tosatti, Valerie Rousseau, Natalie Kovacs, Paolo Colombo, Jean Hubert Martin and Iris Muller-Westermann.
We also welcomed collector Jean Pigozzi, art brut member Professor Vittorino Andreoli, artists Akram Zaatari, Thomas Houseago, Ron Arad, Enrico David, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Terry Smith, Alice Anderson, Vito Acconci, Luigi Ontani and Peter Fischli, Biennale directors Fulya Erdemci, Shwetal Patel and Bose Krishnamachari, educators Kathy Battista and Professor Andrew Renton, filmmaker Lola Montes Schnabel, art historian Jean Wainwright and designer Angela Missoni.
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55th Venice Biennale 2013