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The 57th International Art Exhibition: Viva Arte Viva

From: 13-05-2017 To: 26-11-2017


From Saturday , May 13, to Sunday, November 26 2017, the doors of the Biennale reopened to public. This is the 57th edition of this super famous International Art Exhibition.

The exhibition, titled VIVA ARTE VIVA, will be curated by Christine Macel and organized by La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta.

85 countries are participating to the the exhibition, which takes place at the Arsenale, at the Pavilion of the Giardini and in the historical center of Venice.

Cecilia Alenami will curate the Italian Pavilion, hosted at the Tese delle Vergini in the Arsenale.

The 57th Biennale of Venice offers an exhibition itinerary that goes through 9 chapters or families of artists, with two introductory universes at the Central Pavilion of Giardini and the other seven at the Arsenale and the Giardino delle Vergini.

The artists involved in the exhibition are 120, coming from 51 different countries.

The Collateral Events are a lot and scattered all around the island.

The 9 Trans-pavilions of the International Art Exhibition

The Exhibition follows a line, a sequence of pavilions or rooms which lead the spectator through an experience, a sort of trip, from the inner reality to the infinite.

Each one of the nine chapters or families of artists represents a Pavilion or a Trans- Pavilion. The number of the Biennale Pavilions has never stopped growing since the 90s.

  1. Pavilion of artists and books
  2. Pavilion of Joys and Fears
  3. The Pavilion of the Common
  4. The Pavilion of the Earth
  5. The Pavilion of Traditions
  6. The Pavilion of the Shamans
  7. The Dionysian Pavilion
  8. The Paviliion of Colours
  9. Pavilion of time and infinity

Biennale 2017 opening hours

10am - 6pm

10am - 8pm at the Arsenale, friday and sunday till September 30.

Monday closed (except for Monday, May 15, August 14, September 4, October 30 and November 20).

Ticket offices:

Giardini – Opening times 10 am – 5:30 pm

Arsenale (Campo della Tana) – Opening times 10 am – 5:30 pm


Full 48h € 30

Full Regular ticket € 25

48h for students and/or under 26  € 22

(valid for 48 hours from first validation, closing days excluded)

You can book your ticket in advance through the Biennale official website.

The 57th International Art Exhibition: Viva Arte Viva
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The 57th International Art Exhibition: Viva Arte Viva