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57th Venice Biennial "Viva Arte Viva"

Exhibition date: 13 May 2017 - 26 Nov 2017

Sculpture Gold Candy

Venice 2017 Biennial is organized by Christine Marcel, curator-in-chief of the National Modern Art Museum of Paris, the Pompidou Center, and general commissioner of the 2017 Biennial.

«Viva Arte Viva»

In a world full of conflicts and jolts, in which humanism is being seriously jeopardized, art is the most precious part of the human being. It is the ideal place for reflection, individual expression, freedom and fundamental questions. It is a “yes” to life, although sometimes a “but” lies behind. More than ever, the role, the voice and the responsibility of the artist are crucial in the framework of contemporary debates.

Viva Arte Viva is also an exclamation, an expression of the passion for art and for the state of the artist. Viva Arte Viva is a Biennale designed with the artists, by the artists and for the artists. It deals with the forms they propose, the questions they pose, the practices they develop and the forms of life they choose.

The Exhibition organically evolves in a sequence of pavilions, rooms and stanze, offering the spectator an experience, i.e. a journey, from the interiority to the infinity.

These pavilions or Trans-pavilions, which gather artists of all generations and origins, sinuously follow one another like chapters of a book. From the “Pavilion of artists and books ” to the “Pavilion of time and infinity”, a dozen universes tell a conversational and sometimes paradoxical story, concerning the complexity of the world and the variety of positions and practices.

The Exhibition also aims to be an experience, representing an extroversion movement towards the other, towards a common place and towards the most indefinable dimensions, opening the pathways to a neo-humanism.

Christine Marcel

Do not miss: The Pavilion France with the exhibition of Xavier Veilhan (Giardini) and Damien Hirst at the Palazzo Grassi - Punta della Dogana, Pinault Collection.


Candy Jenkell Grand Canal Venice on the terrace of the Londra Palace during the 57th Venice Biennale near San Marco Square, Palazzo Grassi, a stone's throw from the Arsenal and the Giardini.

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