One of the art world's most prestigious and awaited annual exhibitions, which will celebrate its 54th anniversary already, will take place in Venice from July 4th till the end of November, 2011. Traditionally, its central venues will be the Giardini pavilions, housing expositions of the participating countries, and the Arsenale. Equally important will be also the smaller venues throughout the city holding expositions of those countries that do not have any fixed exposition space. The title of this year's Venice biennale given by its curator Bice Curiger is ILLUMInations. Thus she would like to emphasize that the biennale is "one of the world's most important forums for the dissemination and "illumination" about the current developments in international art". "I am particularly interested in the eagerness of many contemporary artists to establish an intense dialogue with the viewer and to challenge the conventions through which contemporary art is viewed", she says. According to Curiger's concept, the work of Venetian painter Tintoretto will play an important role in this year's exhibition.
Latvian Pavillion: Palazzo Albrizzi, Cannaregio 4118 Lithuanian Pavillion: Scuola S. Pasquale, Castello 2786 Estonian Pavillion: Palazzo Malipiero, San Marco 3079