PALAZZO ZENOBIO, VENICE
Under the auspices of the Cultural Council of UPM (Union pour la Méditerranée), during the Venice Biennale 54th edition, ART for The World is organizing at the piano nobile (first floor) of the XVIIth century baroque Palazzo Zenobio (former Armenian College), located between San Basilio/Zattere and Campo Santa Margherita, an international show exploring an approach to artistic expression in the Mediterranean area today.
The Mediterranean area is so much more than a geographical reference. The birthplace of great civilizations, as well as an open gate between the West and the East, developing through centuries on multiple complex models, it remains a constant and yet changing crossroads of peoples and languages, a nurturing ground to growth of social and cultural awareness, a powerful source of inspiration to art. Through the work of the artists hereby selected, the show is aiming to emphasize differences as well as similarities as part of the underlying deep identity connecting all Mediterranean peoples.
THE MEDITERRANEAN APPROACH is curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg, President of ART for The World , with Thierry Ollat, Director of the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Marseille, in collaboration with architect Uliva Velo and independent curator Anna Daneri.