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Venice Biennale 2011

54th International Art Exhibition, 4 June - 27 November 2011. Artistic director: Bice Curiger. Theme: ILLUMInations.
Jun 2011

The central international exhibition "ILLUMInazioni - ILLUMInations", curated by Bice Curiger, was paralleled by 88 national participations, a record for the Art Biennale (there were 77 in 2009), housed in the historical Pavilions in the Giardini, in the Arsenale, as well as in other locations around the city. More than 40 Collateral Events were arranged by international organizations and institutions in various locations.

Like in the case of all Venice Biennials since 2001, Universes in Universe has produced a Special dedicated to the event, with extensive coverages of selected pavilions and exhibitions, including:

ILLUMInazioni - ILLUMInations
Central international exhibition of the 54th Venice Biennale, 2011. Artistic director: Bice Curiger. Arsenale and Giardini di Castello.

Central Asia
11 artists from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan. Curators: Boris Chukhovich, Georgy Mamedov, Oksana Shatalova. Palazzo Malipiero.
Artist: Fernando Prats. Curator: Fernando Castro Flórez; commissioner: Antonio Arévalo. Arsenale.
Artist: Ahmed Basiony (killed on Tahrir Square on 28 Jan. 2011). Curator: Aida Eltorie. Executive Curator: Shady El Noshokaty. Giardini di Castello.

Future Pass
From Asia to the World. Over 100 artists. Curators: Victoria Lu, Renzo di Renzo, Felix Schöber. Abbazia di San Gregorio and Palazzo Mangilli-Valmarana.
Artist: Tamara Kvesitadze. Curator: Henk Slager. Commissioner: Päivi Tirkkonen. Palazzo Pisani San Marina, Cannaregio

Latin America
Pavilion of the Istituto Italo-Latinoamericano (IILA), Arsenale - Isolotto. Commissioner: Patricia Rivadeneira; curator: Alfons Hug.
Artists: Hong-Kai Wang, Yu-Hsien Su. Curator: Amy Cheng. Organizer: Taipei Fine Arts Museum. Palazzo delle Prigioni.

The Future of a Promise
Pan-Arab exhibition of contemporary art, works by 22 artists. Curator: Lina Lazaar. Magazzini del Sale, No. 262.

United Arab Emirates
Artists: Reem Al Ghaith, Lateefa bint Maktoum, Abdullah Al Saadi. Curator: Vasif Kortun. Commissioner: Dr. Lamees Hamdan. Arsenale

Working for Change
Project for the Moroccan Pavilion. A group of participants. Curator: Abdellah Karroum. Spazio Punch - Ex Birrerie, Giudecca, and different places in Morocco.
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Venice Biennale 2011
54th International
Art Exhibition

4 June - 27 Nov. 2011

Artistic director:
Bice Curiger

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