“ILLUMInations” in Venice: the 54th Biennale di Venezia starting from June

Are you planning a wonderful trip to Venice? Why don’t you go in June? It is not so hot, but confortably warm and a range of events starts in this astonishing town!!!
For example, the 54th International Art Exhibition of Biennale di Venezia!
In 2011 the Biennale in Venice presents itself to the national and international audience with the title of ILLUMInazioni – ILLUMInations.
Directed by Bice Curiger and chaired by Paolo Baratta, the exhibitions will be open to the public from Saturday June 4th to November 27th 2011 as usual in the fantastic scenario of the Giardini and the Arsenale.
The opening and the award ceremony is on June 4th.
The exhibition ILLUMInazioni – ILLUMInations will be set  in the Central Pavilion in the Giardini and in the Arsenale: a single itinerary who features 82 artists from all over the world!
This year, the Biennale includes 32 young artists born after 1975, as well as 32 women artists.
As usual, 89 National Participations will  parallel the Exhibition: a real record for the Art Biennale this year.
The countries that will be participating for the first time will be Andorra, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Haiti. Other countries will be participating after a long period of absence: India (1982), Congo (1968), Iraq (1990), Zimbabwe (1990), South Africa (1995), Costa Rica (1993, afterwards with IILA), Cuba (1995, afterwards with IILA).
37 Collateral Events will be arranged by international organizations and institutions. A full range of extraordinary art shows and avanguarde events to make even more interesting and exciting your holiday in Venice.
Why the title “ILLUMInations”?
According to the curator Bice Curiger, “as the biggest and oldest Biennale, la Biennale di Venezia has always been buoyed by an international spirit, and even more so now in an age in which artists themselves have become multifaceted, discerning migrants and cultural tourists”.


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