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About Venice Biennale

The Venice Biennale in Italy is arguably the largest and most important contemporary art event worldwide, commonly described as 'the Olympics of the art world'.

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Established by the Venetian City Council as a national art exhibition in 1895, the biennial exhibition has expanded since 1907 to include 29 foreign pavilions and collateral events in addition to its Central Pavilion presentation.

Today, the Biennale attracts artists, critics, and enthusiasts to the floating city. Featuring a diverse array of artistic mediums, including painting, sculpture, film, and performance, the Biennale serves as a vibrant platform for cultural exchange and dialogue.

With each edition centred around a thematic focus, the Venice Biennale prompts artists to explore and interpret pressing social, political, and cultural issues. This exploration fosters a dynamic exchange of ideas and perspectives, enriching the contemporary art landscape.

Beyond its exhibitions, the Venice Biennale offers a wealth of opportunities for networking, collaboration, and education. Symposiums, lectures, and educational programmes complement the main event, fostering intellectual discourse and collaboration among artists and audiences.

As a result, the Venice Biennale holds a prominent place in the global art community, shaping discourse and inspiring creativity worldwide. Its enduring legacy as a catalyst for cultural evolution underscores its significance in the contemporary art world.

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