2015 Venice Biennale Moves to May

The Venice Biennale has announced that next year’s Okwui Enwezor-organized edition will open a month earlier than usual. While the Biennale usually opens during the first week of June, right before Art Basel, previews for the 2015 edition are slated to take place May 6 to 8. The new Biennale date throws the New York edition of the Frieze art fair, which opens to VIPs this year on May 8, into question.

“We haven’t finalized the 2015 dates yet,” a spokeswoman for Frieze New York told the Art Newspaper. “But we’re aware of the potential crunch points in the calendar next year and are looking to make a decision in the forthcoming weeks.”

The 2015 Venice Biennale will run May 9 through November 22.

— Ashton Cooper (ashton_cooper)

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