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Encyclopedic Ambitions

The 55th Venice Blennale

MARINO AURITI, Il Encyclopedico Palazzo del Mondo (Encyclopedic Palace of the World), c. 1950s, 

wood, plastic, glass, metal, hair combs and model kit parts, 335.2 x 213.4 x 213.4 cm. 

Collection of American Folk Art Museum, New York. Courtesy American Folk Art Museum, New York, and La Biennale di Venezia.

Directed by the youngest curator in its one-hundred-year history and inspired by an unrealized, utopian project, the 55th edition of the Venice Biennale (June 1–November 24) will treat (or aggravate, depending on your mood) the overabundance…

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