Venice Biennale 2017
Bernardo Oyarzún, Werken, 2017, Chilean Pavilion
The 57th International Art Exhibition organised by La Biennale di Venezia was inaugurated on May 13th 2017. This prestigious event is the oldest art fair in the world that saw its inception in 1895. All following art fairs and large scale exhibitions essentially draw from the format of this event. This year the exhibition titled ‘Viva Arte Viva’ has been curated by Christine Macel. Macel, a french curator has previously worked extensively with the Venice Biennale along with her contributions to several high end magazines. The historic city of Venice with its narrow winding canals, arched bridges and cobbled streets proves to the perfect backdrop for this artistic event. It has remained an important cultural hub since the expansion of trading link with the world ever since the Medieval times.
The preview of the event had taken place from the 10th to 12th May. Its success can only be corroborated with the inflow of diverse crowds experiencing a variety of concepts, aesthetics and art works. Giardina and Arsenale serve as the main venues for the exhibiting works of art. With over 86 National Participations and over 100 participating artist from around the world, the Exhibition is even more extensive than before.
Japan pavilion presents a solo exhibition of hiroshima-born artist Takahiro Iwasaki.
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