As in previous years, the Biennale is a tribute to the Italian artist Piero Manzoni (1933-63), the provocateur whose 1961 work Socle du Monde (Base of the World) lends its name to the Biennale. The 2017 version of the Socle du Monde Biennale is subtitled: To challenge the Earth, the Moon, the Sun & the Stars. Not only a tribute to Manzoni, it pays homage to all great artists, before and after, who accepted the challenge of turning our world upside down. Consequently, Socle du Monde 2017 is a new exhibition platform, challenging the artists and coaxing them into experimenting with the past, present, and future. Around 50 artists will take part in this year’s event including Yayoi Kusama, Günther Uecker, and Tomás Saraceno. Find out more about the Socle du Monde Biennale from the event website.
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