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The Venice Biennale may not stir up a lot of conversation from regular travellers. But for an art enthusiast, mentioning the event alone could start hours and hours of conversation. The Venice Biennale is not your regular art exhibit in Italy.
The event is often dubbed as the “Olympics” of the art world as every major artist around the world participate in the event hoping to win the Golden Lion – the top prize of the event. Venice Biennale happens once in every two years and it is regarded as the oldest art competition in the world.
In particular, the art exhibit is held in a public park of Venice named Giardini. This park features 30 pavilions – all dedicated to the art works from around the world.
These pavilions are handled by a curator that controls the art being exhibited in different pavilions. Dance, music and film are also featured in the event. Venice Biennale coincides with the Venice Film Festival that complements the already impressive art works shown in art competition.
The thrust of Venice Biennale is often on the Avan-Garde but they are never confusing and often very stunning. More than 70 countries are represented in the event and each artist, more often than not, expresses their art with a serious influence from their country’s culture.
What’s more impressive in the event is the time frame. Venice Biennale usually starts February and ends in November. Each form of art (painting, music, dance, theater and film) has specific time-frame in order for the form of art could be highlighted. For ten months, Giardini becomes the paradise for artists around the world.