La Biennale di Venezia preparations.

The Venice Biennale (ItalianBiennale di Venezia; also called in English the “Venice Biennial“) is a major contemporary art exhibition that takes place once every two years (in odd years) in VeniceItaly. The Venice Film Festival is part of it, as is the Venice Architecture Biennale, which is held in even years.The first Biennale was held in 1895; during the first editions, decorative arts played an important role. The event became more and more international in the first decades of the 20th century: from 1907 on, several countries started installing national pavilions at the exhibition. After World War I, the Biennale showed increasing interest in innovative traditions in modern art. Between the two World Wars, many important modern artists had their work exhibited there.

Here you are treated to a private view of the space prior to the great festivities and extravaganza that will form the main event, running between September 14th – October 23rd 2008. I was very kindly shown around by the Head of Press for the prestigious event. It is a stunning historical venue that has a very special atmosphere, the expectation of the creative energy that will consume it for the next few months in contrast to the current silence and tranquility, quite magical.

The hot list of architects and artists consists of : GEHRY PARTNERS, LLPZAHA HADID ARCHITECTSATELIER BOW WOWBARKOW LEIBINGER ARCHITECTSNIGEL COATESCOOP HIMMELB(L)AUDILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRODROOG DESIGN+KESSELSKRAMER, & GUALLART ARCHITECTS.

 

Nordic Pavilion, by Architect Sverre Fehn, Venice, Italy.

 

Arsenale I, Venice, Italy.

 

Arsenale II, Venice, Italy.

 

Arsenale III, Venice Italy.

 

Arsenale IV, Venice Italy.

 

Arsenale V, Venice, Italy.

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