If you haven’t been to an Art Biennale, it’s about time you go. I mean, it’s in Venice, Italy. What’s not to like?
The Venice Art Biennale, or La Biennale, was founded in 1895 and is a contemporary visual art exhibition, so called as it is held biennially, in odd-numbered years. The Venice Biennale is the original biennale on which others elsewhere in the world are modeled. The Biennale Foundation has a continuous existence supporting the arts, as well as organizing additional art events in and around Venice. This world renowned art show stands at the forefront of research and promotion of new contemporary art trends.
2017 marks the 57th year of the exhibit including artists from around the world including 86 National Participations in the historic Pavilions at the Giardini, at the Arsenale and in the city centre of Venice. Three countries will be participating for the first time: Antigua and Barbuda, Kiribati, and Nigeria.
This year’s exhibit opened to the public on Saturday, May 13, and runs through November 26, 2017.