The Biennale Architettura Announces New Dates

The Biennale Architettura 2020, curated by Hashim Sarkis, will be held in Venice (Giardini and Arsenale) from Saturday August 29th through Sunday November 29th, instead of from May 23rd through November 29th, as previously announced.

The new dates for the Venice Architecture Biennale have been established as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. The international exhibition involves architects and institutions from over 60 countries on all continents. Given its complexity, the postponement of three months was considered to be cautious by the organizers. “A short-term postponement could be ineffective, considering the complexity of the organizational machine, the number and importance of the subjects involved and the probable absence of many of them,” the organizers write.

This means that the Biennale Architettura will only last for three months, instead of for six—from the end of August to the end of November.

On September 2nd, the week following the Architecture Biennale’s new opening date, the 77th Venice International Film Festival directed by Alberto Barbera opens. The new date means that the two major exhibitions will open almost concurrently, creating an increased incentive for visitors to attend.