Israel Pavilion at Venice Biennale closes

Israel Pavilion at Venice Biennale closes

Israel Pavilion at Venice Biennale closes until ceasefire in Gaza is achieved

"Foreigners anywhere" is the title of the 60th edition of the Biennial
The artist Ruth Patir and the curators of the Israeli pavilion at the Venice Biennale, whose 60th edition will be presented to the media starting tomorrow, before its opening to the public next Saturday, have announced that they will not inaugurate it "until a ceasefire agreement and release of hostages".

The announcement was displayed this Tuesday on a poster outside the pavilion, inside which everything is ready to show the installation 'Motherland', by Patir, who had previously called for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.
In February, thousands of artists, institutions and cultural organizations wrote a letter to the organizers of the Venice Biennale to ask that Israel be excluded from one of the largest international art showcases, which was rejected by the organizers.

In the letter sent to the Biennial Foundation, the signatories assure that it is "unacceptable to host a State committed to the atrocities that continue against the Palestinians in Gaza."

The letter, which already has more than 8,000 signatories, was promoted by the alliance of artists and cultural workers Art Not Genocide Alliance (ANGA).

The 60th edition of the Venice Art Biennale, which will be open to the public from April 20 to November 24 under the title "Foreigners Anywhere", is curated by Brazilian Adriano Pedrosa and will feature the participation of 88 national pavilions and hundreds of artists from all over the world.