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Venice Biennale 2017

Venice, Italy

13 May - 26 Nov 2017

The 57th International Art Exhibition, titled VIVA ARTE VIVA and curated by Christine Macel, is organised by La Biennale di Venezia. VIVA ARTE VIVA will unfold over the course of nine chapters or families of artists, beginning with two introductory realms in the Central Pavilion, followed by another seven across the Arsenale through the Giardino delle Vergini. 120 artists have been invited from 51 countries; 103 of these are participating for the first time. The Exhibition will also include 85 National Participations in the historic Pavilions at the Giardini, at the Arsenale and in the historic centre of Venice. 3 countries will be participating for the first time: Antigua and Barbuda, Kiribati, Nigeria. Find out more about the 57th Venice Biennale from their website.

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Iraqi Pavilion: Figure, presumed to be a fertility goddess, c. 6,000 BCE. Courtesy Iraq Museum, Department of Antiquities; Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities; and Ruya Foundation

Iraqi Pavilion: Figure, presumed to be a fertility goddess, c. 6,000 BCE. Courtesy Iraq Museum, Department of Antiquities; Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities; and Ruya Foundation

Father You Have Murdered Me (2012), Mark Bradford. Courtesy of the artist

US Pavilion: Father You Have Murdered Me (2012), Mark Bradford. Courtesy of the artist

Planetary Dance (2013), Anna Halprin. Photo © www.earthalive.com

Planetary Dance (2013), Anna Halprin. Photo © www.earthalive.com

The British Pavilion. © British Council, Photo: John Riddy

The British Pavilion. © British Council, Photo: John Riddy

Lake Valley (film still; 2016), Rachel Rose. Courtesy of the artist, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London and Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York/Rome

Lake Valley (film still; 2016), Rachel Rose. Courtesy of the artist, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York/Rome

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