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The Vatican to exhibit at the Venice Biennale

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The Vatican will exhibit newly commissioned artworks at this year’s Venice Biennale for the first time in an exhibition entitled Creation, Un-Creation, Re-Creation.

The exhibition, which will run from June 1st until November 24th, will avoid overtly religious imagery and has instead asked its artist to draw on themes within the Book of Genesis.

Three commissions make up the exhibition’s thematic trilogy. The Milan-based multimedia group Studio Azzurro was selected for the “Creation” section; Czech photographer Koudelka for “Un-Creation”; and Australian-born painter Lawrence Carroll for the theme “Re-Creation”.

View images of these works at the CNN website.

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One thought on “The Vatican to exhibit at the Venice Biennale

  1. In 2010 I wrote a research proposal about the plans for a Vatican Pavilion in 2011. Glad it is now finally happening, better find the proposal again 🙂 Thanks for posting!

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