Internationale Biennale für zeitgenössische Kunst, Florenz
Fortessa da Basso, Florenz, 1. - 10. Dezember 2007
6th Florence Biennale 2007
The sixth edition of the Biennale dell'Arte Contemporanea di Firenze will be held from 1st to 9th December 2007 in the historical setting of Fortezza da Basso, 840 artists from 76 countries will exhibit more than 2.500 works of art and will take part in the exhibition for an extraordinary encounter between different cultures, styles and languages.
The actress Anne Archer will be in Florence to award the Biennale with the Artists for Human Rights, association prize, for its support provided to the United Nations programme "Dialogue among Civilisation" that the Biennale has been officially participating in since 2001. The Biennale will include the presence of important artists individuals such as Gilbert & George, who will receive the "Lorenzo il Magnifico" Award for their career. Gilbert & George, together with Tim Marlow, exhibition director of the White Cube Gallery of London, will meet the visitors and artists participating in the Biennale. A rich calendar of meetings, conferences and video projections have been organised (including a film made by Gilbert & George).
The art and life of Frida Kalho and Tina Modotti will be presented in two conferences by Gregorio Luke, former Director of the Molaa of Long Beach and a member of the International Jury of the Biennale. The Ars Electronica Center of Linz, the "oldest" museum of digital art in the world, that organises the Prix Ars Electronica, the Ars Electronica Festival and the Ars Electronica Futurelab, will have 300 square meters available to present digital art, interactive videos and to allow visitors to enter into the fantastic world of virtual reality.
Kuratiert von Pasquale Celona (President - Italy), Emanuel von Lauestein Massarani (Italy - Brazil), Stefano Francolini (Italy), Gregorio Luke (USA), Matty Roce (Mexico), Francesco Buranelli (Italy), Dominique E. Baechler (France), Elza Ajzenberg (Brazil), R. B. Bhaskaran (India), David Rubin (USA), Rosa Tejada (USA)