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Germany's federal parliament, the Bundestag, has granted Munich's Haus der Kunst €20 million ($21.4 million) in funding towards the historic building's upcoming renovation, the Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts has announced in a joint statement with the museum.

The federal government money brings the total public funding to €78 million ($83.7 million), after the Bavarian government already pledged €58 million ($62.2 million) to the crucial modernization work in 2012.

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Leading curators have given their preliminary verdict on Okwui Enwzor’s curatorial vision for the 56th Venice Biennale, which opens next spring (9 May-22 November). At a recent press conference, Enwezor, the director of the Haus der Kunst in Munich, outlined his plans for the world’s oldest and most prestigious biennial.

His broad curatorial framework for the presentation in the Arsenale and Central Pavilion in the Giardini, entitled “All the World’s Futures,” appears to tap in to potent political and social topics of our time.

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The program for the 56th edition of the Venice Biennale was revealed today by its curator, Okwui Enwezor, and Paolo Baratta, the organization’s president, at a conference at the Biennale headquarters at Ca’ Giustinian.

Enwezor, a curator, writer, critic and director of Munich’s Haus der Kunst since 2011, has given the biennial the title “All the World’s Futures.” The event, which opens to the public on 9 May and runs until 22 November, promises to be critically engaged with the events of today.

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