“Art Night”, on Rai 5 a documentary on the history of the Biennale
On Friday 22 April, at 9.15 pm, Rai 5 will broadcast a documentary dedicated to the history of the Venice Art Biennale. The feature will also include an interview with Michelangelo Pistoletto focusing on the Biella-born artist's connections with and participations in a number of previous editions of the international exhibition.

Everything is ready: the 59th International Art Exhibition entitled Il latte dei sogni (The Milk of Dreams), curated by Cecilia Alemani and organised by the Venice Biennale, chaired by Roberto Cicutto, will open to the public on Saturday 23 April and run until Sunday 27 November 2022, at the Giardini and at the Arsenale. Since its foundation, the Venice Biennale has been at the forefront in promoting new artistic trends by organising contemporary arts events according to a specific multidisciplinary model. This year’s exhibition will occupy the Central Pavilion at the Giardini and the Arsenale, and will involve 213 artists from 58 countries. Specifically, there are 26 Italian artists, 180 first-time participants in the international exhibition, 1433 works and objects on display and 80 new productions. “As the first Italian woman to hold this position,” said curator Alemani, “I promise to give voice to women artists to create unique projects that reflect their visions and our society”. Tomorrow, 22 April, on the third day of the pre-opening of the exhibition, a documentary on the history of the Art Biennale will be broadcast at 9.15 pm on Rai 5, as part of the Art Night series. “Art is not just what you expect: Neri Marcorè tells the public about it in his own way,” reads the presentation of the TV programme, “ranging from painting and books, sculpture and opera, photography and pop music, drawing on everything that feeds his – and our – imagination”. The documentary, which will be aired again on Saturday 23 at 00.15 am and on Sunday 24 at 8.00 am, will feature a video interview with Michelangelo Pistoletto, accompanied by copious archive material, focusing in particular on his participation in some of the historic editions of the Biennale. From Saturday 23 April, the documentary will also be available on Rai Play at this address. Enjoy!

Cover images:
Venice, 13th International Architecture Biennale, 2012
Recycled Italy, 2012
Recycled materials, 40 x 793 x 812 cm
Work created for the 13th Venice International Architecture Biennale, Italian Pavilion,
using waste materials produced during the set up of the same exhibition.
From left: Luca Zevi, architect and curator of the Italian Pavilion – 13th International Architecture Exhibition – Venice Biennale, Michelangelo Pistoletto, architect Maurizio Molini, gallery owner Mario Pieroni.
Photo: A. Lacirasella.
Venice 51st Venice Biennale, 2005
“The Inner Island: The Art of Survival”.
Special event of the Venice Biennale dedicated to Michelangelo Pistoletto, Cittadellarte and the Third Paradise.
From left: Brazil’s Minister of Culture and musician Gilberto Gill, art critic Achille Bonito Oliva, Michelangelo Pistoletto, diplomat Umberto Vattani.
Photo: C. Abate.