Yep, here we go again. Save the date on your calendar, here comes Art Basel Hong Kong right around the corner. Art Basel has a pretty good spread across the globe at this point, of course the annual in Basel Switzerland itself, the somewhat iconic although over rated Art Basel in Miami for all of […]
The Venice Biennale kicks off today, but don’t worry if you seem to have forgotten all about it, this is not one of those long weekend events, it last for a few months, up through November 22nd actually, so you’ve got some time. This is one of those great art events (this is it’s 56th year, wow) that should be a bucket list item for everyone, talk about soaking up mad amounts of culture in a relatively short period of time. And Venice itself is one of the worlds great cities, filled with romance and amazing food. Stay away during August, which of course is holiday month in Europe, but any other time during the summer is going to be perfect.
A quick summary from their own site:
“89 National Participations are exhibited in the historical Pavilions at the Giardini, at the Arsenale and in the city of Venice. The countries participating for the first time in the Exhibition are Grenada, Mauritius, Mongolia, Republic of Mozambique, and Republic of Seychelles. Other countries are participating this year after years of absence: Ecuador (1966, then with the IILA), the Philippines (1964), and Guatemala(1954, then with the IILA).”
Visit their website here for all the info you’ll need on this amazing event.