The 2017 Art Biennale (May 13 – November 26) promises to be very intriguing. Curator Christine Macel puts the artists at the forefront in the ‘Viva Arte Viva’ exhibition. This includes several new initiatives to give the visitors an opportunity to better understand the artist and the way he/she creates art.
As usual, the main venues are Giardini and Arsenale, but the many national and collateral events across the historic center of Venice are certainly worth a few days extra. You can find all the practical details on the website of La Biennale di Venezia.
In the coming weeks and months, I will publish several longer posts on the Art Biennale, in line with what I did last year for the Architecture Biennale. To prepare you for your visit, I will also publish short previews of the national participations, collateral events and temporary exhibitions. After my visit to the Biennale, these previews will be updated with my personal review and pictures. You can find all of these articles listed below.
- What to expect from the Art Biennale 2017
- The fascinating history of La Biennale di Venezia
- The balancing act of the curators of the Art Biennale 2017
- How to prepare your visit to the Art Biennale 2017
For most of the national pavilions, I will publish a preview including a description of the exhibition, a biography of the artist and background information on the location. The artists will also explain in a quote how they feel about Venice. Finally, I will link it to the Viva Arte Viva program with information on their participation to the Open Table project and the name of the book that inspires them most. After my visit to the Art Biennale, I will add my reviews and pictures. Previews will be added on a regular basis.
- Australia: My Horizon
- Austria: Brigitte Kowanz – Erwin Wurm
- Belgium: Dirk Braeckman
- France: Studio Venezia
- Japan: Upside-Down Forest
- Switzerland: Women of Venice
- United States: Tomorrow is Another Day
- Grenada: The Bridge (Zattere, Dorsoduro)
- Kiribati: Ars Longa, Vita Brevis / Sinking Islands, Unsinkable Art (Palazzo Mora, Cannaregio)
- Luxembourg: Thank you so much for the flowers (Ca’ del Duca, San Marco)
- Nigeria: How about NOW? (Scoletta dei Tiraoro e Battiori, Santa Croce)
Collateral events and coinciding exhibitions
The collateral events are officially linked to the 2017 Art Biennale, but the coinciding exhibitions are not. They do however run in parallel and target the same audience of art lovers.
This page will constantly be updated with the latest links to my posts on the Art Biennale as well as to the (p)reviews. You might want to bookmark this page for your future reference or register for the bi-weekly newsletter to stay up-to-date and be well-prepared for your visit.
If you would like to take the opportunity to discover Venice while you are there for the Biennale, I would be more than happy to make your life easier and your trip more fascinating with a personalized Venice Insider Program.
Enjoy the Biennale!
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