VENICE, ITALY - 1 MAY 2017: Christine Macel (49, center), curator of the 57th International Art Exhibition - titled VIVA ARTE VIVA - organized by La Biennale di Venezia, walks together with an architect and an assistant in the Giardino delle Vergini (one of the exhibition venues at the Arsenale) in Venice, Italy, on May 1st 2017.
The 57th International Art Exhibition, titled VIVA ARTE VIVA and curated by Christine Macel, is organized by La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. VIVA ARTE VIVA will unfold over the course of nine chapters or families of artists, beginning with two introductory realms in the Central Pavilion, followed by another seven across the Arsenale through the Giardino delle Vergini. 120 are the invited artists from 51 countries; 103 of these are participating for the first time.
The Exhibition will also include 85 National Participations in the historic Pavilions at the Giardini, at the Arsenale and in the historic city centre of Venice. 3 countries will be participating for the first time: Antigua and Barbuda, Kiribati, Nigeria.