The show took place in the 25,000 square-meters spread between the Giardini and the Arsenale, was directed by Robert Storr and included the extraordinary number of 76 National Participations and 34 Collateral Events.
The 42 free entrance National Pavilions spread around the city of Venice, hosted in historical buildings and churches, have been visited by more than 827,000 people. The 34 free entrance Collateral Events set up around Venice and the lagoon islands attracted around 650,000 visitors.
The main event in 2007 was the 52nd International Art Exhibition, directed by Robert Storr. Entitled Think with the Senses – Feel with the mind. Art in the present tense, the exhibition attracted around 320,000 visitors in a 165-day opening period, which was the highest result in the last 25 years. Large attendances for the performing arts sections as well: the Dance festival, entitled Body & Eros, ran June 14-30; one of the shows, Felix Ruckert’s Messiah Game, raised much controversy and the festival’s organization was requested to cancel it, but in the end the show was regularly presented in the program. The Theatre festival was dedicated to Goldoni and the New Theatre and ran July 18-29; the Music festival was entitled Beyond the Line and ran October 4-13. The 64th Venice Film Festival ran August 29 to September 8: this was the 75th edition and awarded Ang Lee the Golden Lion for Se, Jie (Lust, Caution), Tim Burton the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, and Bernardo Bertolucci the special Golden Lion of the 75th Anniversary.
Artists : Emily Jacir, Kim Jones, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Y.Z. Kami, Izumi Kato, Ellsworth Kelly, Martin Kippenberger, Riyas Komu, Guillermo Kuitca, Rosemary Laing, Leonilson, Sol LeWitt, Rosario López, Nalini Malani, Charles Gaines, Rainer Ganahl, Tomer Ganihar, Mario García, Torres, Shaun Gladwell, Felix Gmelin, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, DmitrY Gutov, Neil Hamon, Lyle Ashton Harris, Christine Hill, Jenny Holzer, Marine Hugonnier, Pierre Huyghe, Waltercio Caldas, Sophie Calle, Paolo Canevari, Christian Capurro, Manon De Boer, Raoul De Keyser
Iran Do Espirito Santo, James Drake, Valie Export, Leòn Ferrari, Angelo Filomeno, Yang Fudong, Yukio Fujimoto, Ignasi Aballí, Adel Abdessemed, Alterazioni Video, Paololuca Barbieri Marchi, Andrea Masu, Alberto Caffarelli, Giacomo Porfiri, Matteo Erenbourg, Francis Alÿs, El Anatsui, Giovanni Anselmo, Yto Barrada, Gabriele Basilico, Louise Bourgeois, Jan Christiaan Braun, Daniel Buren, Luca Buvoli, Steve McQueen, Andrei Monastyrski, Hiroharu Mori, Morrinho group, Joshua Mosley, Oscar Muñoz, Elizabeth Murray, Zoran Naskovski, Bruce Nauman, Eyoung Ngangué and Faustin Titi, Thomas Nozkowski, Odili Donald Odita, Melik Ohanian, Philippe Parreno, Dan Perjovschi, Raymond Pettibon , Sigmar Polke, Emily Prince, José Alejandro restrepo, Jason Rhoades, Gerhard Richter, David Riff, Susan Rothenberg, Robert Ryman, Ernesto Salmeron, Margaret Salmon, Cheri Samba, Fred Sandback, Malick Sidibé, Nedko Solakov, Nancy Spero, Tabaimo, Elaine Tedesco, Philippe Thomas, Paula Trope, Tatiana Trouvé, Kara Walker, Lawrence Weiner, Franz West, Sophie Whettnall, Pavel Wolberg, Tomoko Yoneda, Chen Zhen, Yang Zhenzhong
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