From the 1st of June until the 27th of November the most important international exhibition takes place: the Venice Biennale. The exhibition dates from 1895, and this year it hosts for the first time the works of Moldovan artists. It is the most important even in the art world. Valeria Duca’s exhibition ‘The World Around Me’ and Nicoleta Stati’s exhibition ‘Cognition’ were presented at the 54th edition of the Venice Biennale.
It is for the first time that a young artist of only fifteen years old is exhibited there. Valeria Duca has already organised ten solo shows and took part in over twenty group exhibitions at home and abroad. Valeria is the talented painter which we already know grace to her multiple achievements: her works were included in numerous catalogues of art and acquired by the museums from Moldova and private collectors from Moldova, Romania, SUA, Great Britain, Lithuania, Italy and other countries. In addition she is a triple national champion in Taekwondo.
On the occasion of the exhibition, an album was printed, including Valeria’s painting and art analysis signed by Dr Constantin Ciobanu, from the Romanian Academy of Art; the academic Nicolae Dabija; the Ambassador to ONU, Ion Botnaru, and Loreta Zakareviciene, the Ambassador of Lithuania in Poland. Two of Valeria’s works were published in the official catalogues of the Biennale: ‘Nymph’ and ‘Portrait of Grandfather’. On the 4th of June, during the official ceremony of the Venice Biennale, a short movie about Valeria was presented, comprising twenty of her works as well as images of Chisinau and Venice.
This year, within the exhibition ‘ILLUMInationa’, tourists and art consumers have the possibility to visit the pavilions of 89 countries and other 37 collateral events included in the program. The title of the 54th edition of the Biennale, ‘ILLUMInations’, ‘reflect the importance of connections in a globalized world’, has declared Bice Curiger, the curator of this year’s edition. Bice Curiger is a historian and an art critic, the Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zurich, Kunsthaus. The ‘Golden Lion’ Award is comparable to the Oscars in cinematography or the Nobel Prize.
At the previous edition of the Biennale, in 2009, artists from 77 countries took place, 400.000 visitors were registered, 6.000 journalists and 108 TV channels monitored the event.
Author: Olga Alergus