Italy has initiated a multimedia installation at their pavilion at the 2011 Venice Biennale, representing 250 artists of Italian origin from all over the world. Marco Cianfanelli was selected as one of two other artists to represent South Africa. The core of the project is a film accompanied by a publication exhibited in Venice.
In concomitance with the opening of the Biennale on the 4th of June 2011, an exhibition of four artists, Severa Rech Cassarino, Cianfanelli and Lorenzo Nassimbeni will also be inaugurated at the Pretoria art Museum. The event is part of the festivities surrounding the 150th Anniversary of Italian Unification. On the occasion of the Biennale, the ‘Padiglione Italia’ will present an initiative that has seen the involvement of all 89 Italian Institutes of Culture in the world.
Exhibition Opening 4 June 2011, 18h30 for 19h00 – Pretoria Art Museum.