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50th Venice Biennale
15 June - 2 November 2003

Venice / 2003 / Report

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Dreams and Conflicts. The Viewer's Dictatorship


Francesco Bonami has conceived the international show of the 50th Venice Biennial as a complex of 10 exhibitions by different curators.

We have included the following shows at the Arsenale in our report (about our criteria see our introduction):

Fault Lines

Contemporary African Art and Shifting Landscapes
Curated by Gilane Tawardos, produced by the Forum for African Arts

Z.O.U. - Zone of Urgency

Curated by Hou Hanru

The Structure of Survival

Curated by Carlos Basualdo

Contemporary Arab Representations

Curated by Catherine David

The Everyday Altered

Curated by Gabriel Orozco

Utopia Station

Curated by Molly Nesbit, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Rirkrit Tiravanija


Further exhibitions of
"Dreams and Conflicts"

Sogni e Conflitti - La dittatura dello spettatore

International exhibition, 50th Venice Biennial

Artistic director: Francesco Bonami

About the concept, see press release

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Countries, institutions

First photo tour



Curated by Francesco Bonami

Individual Systems

Curated by Igor Zabel


Delays and Revolutions

Italian Pavilion
Curated by Francesco Bonami and Daniel Birnbaum

The Zone (Young Italian artists)

Curated by Massimiliano Gioni.
Specially for this part, the architectural office A12 from Milan designed a new space outside of the Italian pavilion.


Venice / 2003 / Report