Still a few days are missing before the grand opening of one of the most followed art exhibition in the world.
The 57th edition will be curated by Christine Macel. She will be the third woman, in the history of the Biennale, to run the famous venetian art show.
The Biennale will be open from May 13th to November 26th. All visitors can visit the international pavillions in the assigned areas for this occasion, Arsenale and Giardini.
In this edition, the participants will be one hundred and twenty, coming from fifty-one differents countries.
Antigua and Barbuda, Kiribati and Nigeria will make their own debut this year.
Christine Macel and the Chairman of the Biennale, Paolo Baratta, gave a few hints about this edition, starting from its title, “Viva Arte Viva”.
The artists will be at the center of this exhibition. Every Saturday, one artist will have lunch with the visitors, at Arsenale and Giardini, talking about art and sharing ideas.
Besides, during the exposition, visitors could to watch some videos, made by the artists, in which they will describe their work.
Another initiative is “My library”. Here, every artist will share a list of favorites books, offering a “piece of his/her interests” to the visitors.
Biennale of Venice 2017: Opening hours and prices
The Biennale opens its doors from 10am to 6pm. Until September 30th, the Biennale venue at Arsenale, will be open, fridays and saturdays, from 10am to 8pm.
Day of closure: Mondays (except May 15th, August 14th, September 4th).
Ticket offices are open from 10 am to 5.30 pm. Until September 30th, you can purchase your entry until 7.30 pm.
The regular ticket costs 25 euro and it allows one entrance to both venues, in different days or non-consecutive days.
Concessionary ticket for affiliated: 22 euro.
Over 65, militaries and Venice residents: 20 euro.
Students and Under 26: 15 euro.
The 48 hours ticket, valid 48 hours from the first validation (closure days not included), and valid for more than one entrance to both venues, are personal tickets and, in order to buy them, it will be required a valid ID card or passport.
The cost of this ticket will be 30 euro. For concessionary or students/under 26, it costs 22 euro.
Do not hesitate to ask at the reception for further information.
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