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La Biennale di Venezia


History

The Venice Biennale has been for over 120 years one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world. The history dates back from 1895, when the first International Art Exhibition was organized. In the 1930s new festivals were born: Music, Cinema, and Theatre (the Venice Film Festival in 1932 was the first film festival in history). In 1980 the first International Architecture Exhibition took place, and in 1999 Dance made its debut at La Biennale.

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