To mark the 125th anniversary of its foundation, La Biennale di Venezia conceived the exhibition Le Muse Inquieté / The Disquieted Muses. When La Biennale di Venezia Meets History, an exhibition by the Historical Archives of Contemporary Arts (ASAC), held in the Central Pavilion of the Giardini della Biennale from the 29th of August 29 to the 8th of December 8 2020.
This is the first exhibition to be curated by all the Artistic Directors of La Biennale’s six Departments. Cecilia Alemani (Art), Alberto Barbera (Cinema), Marie Chouinard (Dance), Ivan Fedele (Music), Antonio Latella (Theatre) and Hashim Sarkis (Architecture).
The book is proposed not only as a catalog of the exhibition, but also as an independent volume that makes explicit the great variety and complexity of relationships existing between the materials on display and the different historical/social events. A complexity told with a dynamic and composite layout, enclosed in a very light and unpretentious book object, which “speaks” more of the archive than of celebration.
The bold typography of the section spreads set in Girott is counterbalanced by the use of Or Lemmen for all the smaller text.