Things to Know About Venice Biennale

If you love arts, you will realize that it is everywhere. Even the smallest thing can become an extraordinary art if you put your heart to it. If you want to share your arts to the world, you can eye the Venice Biennale. Venice Biennale is a prestigious art exhibition.


What is the Venice Biennale? Every patron of the art should know what this is about especially that Singapore has decided to return. So, here are some details about the prestigious Venice Biennale:

  • Background: Venice Biennale is a major art exhibition that focuses on contemporary arts. It takes place every 2 years. It is celebrated in Venice, Italy. Venice Film Festival forms part of the Venice Biennale. Apart from the Film Festival, the Venice Biennale of Architecture is also part of it. Venice Biennale came about in 1985. After World War I, the international community showed interest in modern art. The Biennale accommodated about 300,000 visitors today.


  • Role: When the Venice Biennale was formulated, organizers thought about creating a market for contemporary art. From 1942 to 1968, Biennale assisted artists in looking for clients and eventually selling their pieces. Biennale initially charged 10% commission. Towards the end of 1968, there was a sales ban.


  • National Pavilions: The Biennale is based in Giardini, a park in Venice. Giardini features spacious exhibition hall that showcases themed exhibition organized by the director of Biennale. To date, there are at least thirty permanent pavilions located in different countries who participate in the art exhibition. Countries without pavilions can choose to showcase their exhibits in other venues. The committee is very positive because of the growing number of participating countries.


  • Singapore Picture: Countries participating in Venice Biennale include Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia and many more. The good news is that Singapore joined the community of artists. Come 2015, an artist who goes by the name of Charles Lim will feature his installations. He is assisted by Shabbir Hussain Mustafa, a curator. The works of Mr. Lim revolves around water. Mr. Lim hopes to raise awareness to other artists.

The Venice Biennale is the best venue to show to the world how you see beauty. The Venice Biennale is attainable; it is not that impossible. You can start small and work your way up. There are many art centres here in Singapore that you can join. You can also major in arts if you want. This prestigious exhibition will raise the profile of Singaporean artists.