Chair of the event Paolo Baratta spoke about the historical depth to the Biennale.

"This is our 56th edition. The Biennale is now 120 years old, and year after year it moves forward and builds on its own history, which is formed of many memories but, in particular, a long succession of different perspectives from which to observe the phenomenon of contemporary artistic creation."

"Everything here is exhibited against the backdrop of the Biennale's 120-year history. Fragments of the past of various kinds may be found in every corner.''

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