May 26, 2011 - ART for The World - The Mediterranean Approach
May 26, 2011

The Mediterranean Approach

THE MEDITERRANEAN APPROACH
Ghada Amer, Ziad Antar, Faouzi Bensaïdi, Marie Bovo, David Casini, Hüseyin Karabey, Ange Leccia, Adrian Paci, Maria Papadimitriou, Khalil Rabah, Zineb Sedira, Gal Weinstein, Peter Wuethrich

Palazzo Zenobio, Venice
(vaporetto nr. 2 to San Basilio)
1 June–15 August 2011
Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am–6 pm

Opening
on Friday, 3 June, 7pm–10pm

Press Tour with the artists
on Friday, June 3, 6pmwww.artfortheworld.net

Curators
Adelina von Fürstenberg and Thierry Ollat

Under the auspices of the Cultural Council of UPM (Union pour la Méditerranée), and Marseille Provence 2013 European Cultural Capital, during the Venice Biennale 54th edition, ART for The World is organizing at the piano nobile (1sr floor) of the XVIIIth century baroque Palazzo Zenobio (former Armenian College), located between San Basilio (Zattere) and Campo Santa Margherita, an international show exploring the Mediterranean area today.

The Mediterranean area is so much more than a geographical reference. The birthplace of great civilizations, as well as an open door between the East and the West, developing through centuries on multiple complex models, it remains a constant and yet changing crossroad of peoples and languages, a nurturing ground to growth of social and cultural awareness, a powerful source of inspiration to art. Through the work of the artists hereby selected, the show is aiming to emphasize differences as well as similarities as part of the underlying deep identity connecting all Mediterranean peoples.

THE MEDITERRANEAN APPROACH is an ART for The World project in collaboration with Boghossian Foundation (Brussels), with the support of La Fundacion Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte (Madrid), Epson Italia, Champagne Piper-Heidsieck, Neonlauro, Gondrand as well as with the following Art Galleries: Kamel Mennour (Paris), Almine Rech (Brussels/Paris), Riccardo Crespi (Milan), Kaufmann Repetto (Milan), Minini (Brescia/Milan), Fumagalli (Bergamo).

About ART for The World
A Non Governmental Organization (NGO), associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information, ART for The World, was founded in Geneva in 1996 and in 2005 in Milan. Its mission is to create, through the universal language of art and cinema, a meaningful and lasting dialogue between peoples, cultures and worldviews, and to foster education and art as universal values. Past selected ART for The World’s shows in Venice: Robert Rauschenberg 1996, Philip Johnson, 1999, Jannis Kounellis 2003, Joseph Kosuth 2007.

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