Paraguay will participate with a first National Pavilion in La Biennale di Venezia, 2013, through a 6 months art exhibition and a series of events that will promote the arts and culture of the country at the international level.
The Venice Biennale - that is universally recognized as the world’s most prestigious contemporary art event, dates back to 1895 when the first art exhibition was organized. It will present its 55th International Art Exhibition from June 1 through November 24, 2013. In recognition of the emergent presence of Paraguay as a cultural incubator in the art scene, the Biennale has provided an invitation, guide & support to the first national participation of Paraguay. Additional to the art exhibition, La Biennale hosts Architecture Biennale, FilmFestival, Music, Theater and Dance events.
Paraguay announces that Prof. Osvaldo Gonzalez Real, Artistic Curator of Paraguay to the Venice Biennale, had selected the following paraguayan artists to represent the country to the 55° International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia - 2013:
- PEDRO BARRAIL
- FELIX TORANZOS
- DIANA ROSSI
- DANIEL MILESSI
The Paraguay Pavilion is pleased to announce its first participation at the 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, 2013. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture of Paraguay, had appointed :
- Elisa Victoria Aquino Laterza as Commissioner of the country’s National Pavilion since 2011.
- Prof. Osvaldo Gonzalez Real, recently appointed as artistic curator, will be in charge of the selection of the artists who will be exhibiting in the pavilion and representing Paraguay.
- the italian architectural & design studio, Arbur Italia, lead by Arch. Tiziano Inguanotto to produce the elements related to both the organization and the exhibition.
The Artistic Curator :
Prof. Osvaldo Gonzalez Real is an art critic and poet. He was already a curator for Paraguay to the Bienal of San Pablo, Brazil. He studied at the University of Hamline, USA and at Sophia University of Tokio, Japan. Also a member of the AICA, of the Paraguayan Academy of Spanish Language and of the Writers Society. And he was a Director of the Paraguayan Fine Arts School and a Deputy Minister of Culture, with official decorations from UNESCO and France.
The National Pavilion of Paraguay : The Power of an Idea that unifies
Initiated and supported by Elisa Victoria Aquino Laterza since December 2010. She presented the idea of a Paraguay Pavilion to the Ministers of Culture and Foreign Affairs. The idea of Paraguay’s own space in Venice Biennale continued and developed during last 2 years under the leadership of its Commissioner and the support of enterprises, individuals and Government officials.
Commissioner Elisa Victoria Aquino Laterza, former diplomat and supporter of the arts, education and culture of Paraguay around the world, is now expecting that the country unifies around this idea that still requires the support of the media and additional funding from public and private sources, wishing that these will be the first of many Paraguayan participations in the whole cultural panorama of the Venice Biennale.
We are honored to be guided and supported in Venice by Arch. Tiziano Inguanotto and the studio Arbur Italia. Their commitment to art and their support for Paraguay’s international art scene is crucial; added the Commissioner.
The Paraguay Pavilion at the Venice Biennale will be a historical event becoming the first participation with a National own personal space . The Paraguay Pavilion is born with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Embassy of Paraguay in Italy and particularly H.E. Ambassador of Paraguay Ms. Ana Baiardi.