The 59th edition of Venice Biennale has been postponed to 2022. The move was made after postponement of the forthcoming International Architecture Exhibition, which was slated to take place this year but was pushed forward to 2021 due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

How Will We Live Together?, the architecture biennial’s 17th edition will now be held from May 22 to November 21, 2021.

“In the past few weeks it has become apparent that holding the Architecture Biennale this year would have dramatically compromised the event, leaving countless of nations without the representations of their pavilions and preventing hundreds of architects and thousands of viewers to participate in the exhibition,” said Cecilia Alemani, curator of the High Line in New York and artistic director of the next Venice Biennale. “I look forward to having more time with the artists to develop ambitious new projects.”

Alemani further added to the statement: “In 2022, the Art Biennale will open two days before the day in which Italy traditionally celebrates the end of World War II: I hope that the occasion will mark a new celebration of togetherness, a new sense of participation and communion that we are all very much looking forward to.”

The new event dates have been scheduled from April 23 to November 27, 2022, meaning the new datrs will coincide with documenta, which is another art exhibition in Germany.