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STARA no.4 2.TBL 2015

The Venice Biennale

Erla Thorarinsdottir

SÍM & ICA board member

The first Venice Biennale was 1895. This year’s is the 56th. Iceland first par ticipated in 1960 when Ásmundur Sveinsson and Jóhannes Kjar val showed their works. Svavar Guðnason and Þor valdur Skúlason were offered to exhibit in 1972 and since 1976 Icelanders have par ticipated. The Biennale is a well known and impor tant platform for visual ar t with par ticipation from all over the world — a platform for contemporar y ideas and creativity.


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