Explore the Venice Biennale: ‘Foreigners Everywhere’

T he 60th edition of the Venice Biennale will take place from 17 April to 24 November 2024, under the curation of Adriano Pedrosa. This year’s exhibition, titled Stranieri Ovunque – Foreigners Everywhere, draws inspiration from Claire Fontaine’s neon sculptures, which appropriated the phrase from a Turin collective combating xenophobia in the early 2000s.

The Biennale will shine a spotlight on artists who embody the essence of “foreignness” in its myriad forms – be they immigrants, expatriates, diaspora, émigrés, refugees, or individuals existing on the fringes of society. Artist Jeffrey Gibson will represent the United States in 2024 and his pavilion is supported by a limited-edition work sold by Sotheby’s.

Sotheby’s will again take residence at The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice, for the duration of the Vernissage. Plan your visit and learn more about the Venice Biennale in our guide and stories below.

Jeffrey Gibson, Star of the US Pavilion, on His Limited-Edition Artwork for Sotheby's

Jeffrey Gibson, Star of the US Pavilion, on His Limited-Edition Artwork for Sotheby's

From his studio in Hudson, NY, Jeffrey Gibson speaks on his embrace of colour and the limited-edition blanket commissioned by Sotheby’s to support his exhibition in the US Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

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‘The expression Stranieri Ovunque has several meanings. First of all, that wherever you go and wherever you are you will always encounter foreigners— they/we are everywhere. Secondly, that no matter where you find yourself, you are always truly, and deep down inside, a foreigner.’
Adriano Pedrosa, Curator of the Biennale Arte 2024

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