Il Palazzo di Everything

Event  |  Reviews  |  Comments
Untitled, 1968 © The Museum of Everything 2013
Il Palazzo di Everything

Viale Giuseppe Garibaldi
1254 Castello
30122 Venice

May 29th, 2013 - August 18th, 2013



The Museum of Everything presents Il Palazzo di Everything 

An Official Collateral Event of the 55th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale

With over 500,000 visitors to its installations since 2009, The Museum of Everything is the world-famous world-wandering British institution for the untrained, undiscovered, unintentional and unclassifiable artists of modern times.

Opening on 29 May 2013, The Museum of Everything presents Il Palazzo di Everything, an Official Collateral Event of the 55th Venice Biennale, located on the grounds of the historic Serra dei Giardini—right next to the entrance of the Giardini. 

This year includes over a dozen of the self-taught artists featured in the museum's historic installations.

Carlo Zinelli at Il Palazzo di Everything 
In celebration, The Museum of Everything presents a retrospective of Carlo Zinelli (1916–1974), one of themost significant and individual self-taught Italian artists of the 20th century, born just 100 km from Venice.

During his lifetime, Zinelli's visual autobiography was celebrated by André Breton, Jean Dubuffet and Dino Buzzati, yet these rarely seen gouaches were created in the modest studio of a local hospital, where the artist lived after the Spanish Civil War left him shell-shocked.

This exhibition is the first time the artist has been shown at the Venice Biennale and has been organised in collaboration with the artist's family and the Carlo Zinelli Foundation.

The Salon of Everything at Il Palazzo di Everything 
daily until 9 July 2013

During the opening days of the Venice Biennale, the museum will host The Salon of Everything, a round-table conversation on private art practices, alternate languages and notions of otherness in contemporary art with leading artists, curators, writers and thinkers.

The Salon of Everything will take place mornings and afternoons, with all sessions documented in conjunction with the BBC, to form an historic archive of ideas and opinions. 

Current participants include curators Jean-Hubert Martin, Ralph Rugoff and Paolo Colombo, artists Matt Mullican, Cindy Sherman, designer Ron Arad and more. If you wish to participate, please email your details:

For further information, please visit or come to Serra dei Giardini in between the Giardini and the Arsenale, where you can also find The Café of Everything—the only semi-functioning bar and eatery anywhere near the Giardini. 

ArtSlant has shutdown. The website is currently running in a view-only mode to allow archiving of the content.

The website will be permanently closed shortly, so please retrieve any content you wish to save.