Gucci Sponsors the Italian Pavilion at Venice Biennale

Gucci Sponsors the Italian Pavilion at Venice Biennale

Also known as the "Art Olympics", Venice Biennale will receive sponsorship from Gucci for its Italian Pavilion at its 2019 exhibition.

Also known as the "Art Olympics", Venice Biennale will receive sponsorship from Gucci for its Italian Pavilion at its 2019 exhibition.

Text: Julian Wright

Venice Biennale is referred to as the world's "Art Olympics". Hosted in Venice biannually since 1895, the art world superbowl showcases artists and their work from multiple countries around the world. As a result of the show's long history and emphasis on excellence, it has gained major notoriety in the art world. With a usual 500,000 in attendance, culture lovers can witness some of the greatest showings of art from over 75 countries. In line with its spirit of creative promotion, Gucci will be the main sponsor of this year's Italian Pavilion.

The Italian Pavilion has been home to hundreds of artists throughout the festival's existence. This year, it will add three: Venice Biennale, Alessandro Michele, Enrico David. The Pavilion's theme, "Neither Nor: The Challenge to the Labyrinth," unites the three artists. They will be exhibiting old and new work, exploring the connections between the past and present, all under the curatorship of Milovan Farranato. Alongside Gucci, a principal sponsor for the Pavilion is the fashion house's creative director, Alessandro Michele.

2019 marks the 58th iteration of Venice Biennale. The exhibition will take place from May 11th to Nov. 24th.

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