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Holy See gets ready to take part in the 'Venice Biennale' International Art Exhibit


President, Pontifical Council for Culture

"All beginnings have their challenge, but in a way this will be our seed. We hope that seed will strengthen the Church's tradition of combining art and faith.”

The art exhibit will begin on June 1st and it will run until November 24th. The Holy See plans to showcase works of art that depict the first 11 chapters of Genesis. To organize things, the exhibit will be divided into three categories: Creation, De-Creation and Re-Creation.

President, Pontifical Council for Culture

"We chose a text from Genesis which can be understood through our contemporary art pieces and also through artistic language.”

Pontifical Council for Culture

"One of the points we kept in consideration, was to show the different mediums and styles found in contemporary art. So everything from multimedia to photography and paintings.”

Since the Holy See's exhibit will be divided into three parts, each one will show a different type of contemporary art piece, made by three different  artists.

Pontifical Council for Culture

"We chose the artists by focusing on the theme of Genesis: Creation, De-Creation and Re-Creation.  So by following this theme, we made our selection depending on their artistic style and their particular sensitivity to this issue.”

And to represent the Holy See, Italian Studio Azzurro will be developing an interactive video installation, titled 'Beginning.' It will include the work of photographer Josef Koudelka, with 18 photographs linked to the theme of De-Creation. It will also have four paintings by Lawrence Carroll, on the theme of Re-Creation.

So both the artists and the Holy See are getting ready to showcase their work in one of the most important art exhibits in the world.