The 54° International Art Exhibition of Venice shall take place from Saturday June 4, 2011 until Sunday November 27, 2011 in the Giardini and the Arsenale, two of the most beautiful and unknown corners of Venice. The Biennale, managed this year by Bice Curinger, is one of the most important forum in the world for the dissemination and the illumination of current developments in international art, with the title of “ILLUMInazioni – ILLUMInations”. The exhibition will be shown in the Central Pavilion in the Giardini and in the Arsenale, through a special itinerary showing the creations of 82 artists from all over the world, including 32 young artists born after 1975, as well as 32 women artists. As usual, the Exhibition will be paralleled by 88 National Participations, a record for the Biennale Arte (they were 77 in 2009), housed in the historical Pavilions in the Giardini, in the Arsenale, as well as in other locations around Venice. The famous Italian Vittorio Sgarbi shall be the curator of the Italian Pavilion – Padiglione Italiano in the Arsenale, organized by the Ministry for the Cultural Heritage and Activities together with PaBAAC – General Direction for landscape, fine arts, architecture and contemporary art. The countries that shall be participating for the first time will be Andorra, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Haiti. Other countries will be participating after a long period of absence: India (1982), Congo (1968), Iraq (1990), Zimbabwe (1990), South Africa (1995), Costa Rica (1993, afterwards with IILA), Cuba (1995, afterwards with IILA). More than 40 Collateral Events will be arranged by international organizations and institutions, which will set up their exhibitions and initiatives in various locations around the city on the occasion of the Biennale. Our Reception at the Hotel Alle Guglie shall be more than pleased to let you have any additional information about the 2011 International Art Exhibition and invite you to visit our Special Offer page as well to discover our prices and availability for your next holiday in Venice with us.