10.may.2017 | 01.nov.2017
The Venice Art Biennale brings to the city the whirling carnival of the entire international Art World, who every two years flood in to the city to see an unsurpassable survey of the most incredible contemporary works of today from each nation’s finest artists. Founded in 1895, the Biennale Arte, always in an odd-numbered year, has today become the premier event of the industry, like the Olympics of Art, played out over the whole city, pavilion against pavilion and art-star against art-star. The Bauers – established in 1880 – have seen it all, and have, year after year, proved the perfect place to base Biennale expeditions. The awards for the winning nations will be given out on May 13, (with preview days prior) and thereafter the show will be open to all until until the end of November. French curator Christine Macel has the chosen theme “Vive Arte Viva” – alive, living art – and 120 artists have been invited by Macel to express their vision, a special exchange in this place which has always been a crossroads of culture. The Biennale is centered on the Giardini, with its historically and architecturally unique individual pavilions in the green spaces to the west of San Marco. Next door, the long Arsenale, where ships where once built, has now been made over a wonderland of installation art. More national pavilions and collateral events will explode all over Venice, and are truly worth the adventure to discover.
And if the all this becomes too overwhelming, you can retreat to the shade of Museum and Church, as for centuries Venice has an all-year-round Art capital, home to the precious works of the Renaissance icons as Titian and Tintoretto. Our concierge can help you plan your tour, no matter whether your interests are ancient or modern.
After your daily excursions, you are welcome to pass by our Canal Bar and Terrace- which if past years are anything to go by, will be crowded with artists, curators and the fashionable all buzzing with the latest news of the day. And don’t forget that the B-Bar is open late where you can find fine cocktails and great music to help you finish off your art discussions…