The program is a balanced combination of classes on contemporary art, meetings with artists, visits to incredible museums and preview parties. It is a rare opportunity to see historic venetian palazzos before they open to the public, observe the setup of the exhibition and meet international art crowd.
Saturday, May 6
Welcoming reception and introductionSunday, May 7
10:00 - 13:00 How art exhibitions are created? Guided tour in Palazzo Michiel and Mora by the curator.
14:00 - 17:00 Meeting with the artists and a unique chance to hear them present their work.Monday, May 8
10:00 - 13:00 Cultural institutions today: role of museums, galleries, art fairs and private collections.
14:00 - 17:00 Visit to the setup of the Venice Gardens open-air Exhibition. Meeting with curatorial team.Tuesday, May 9
10:00 - 13:00 Art workshop. Let's get inspired!
14:00 - 17:00 Visit to the glass studio and production site at the famous Murano island.Wednesday, May 10
10:00 - 13:00 Curatorial Practices with Rene Rietmeyer.
14:00 - 17:00 Guided visit to the studios of young artists-in-residence, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa (oldest in Italy).Thursday, May 11
10:00 - 13:00 Art writing/criticism & practical Art class.
14:00 - 17:00 Visit to the famous art collection in Punta Della Dogana, owned by the fashion tycoon Francois Pinault.Friday, May 12
10:00 - 13:00 Art and business
18:00 - 00:00 Preview party & catering, you are invited to see the exhibition before everyone else.Saturday, May 13
10:00 - 13:00 European film, video and fashion.
18:00 - 00:00 Opening party in several palazzos and an open garden. Join artists, gallerists, curators and art crowd.Sunday, May 14
Optional: extra visit to Giardini and Arsenale, main Biennale venues.Program maybe subject to change.
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