The Venice Biennial was created in 1895 to celebrate the silver anniversary of King Umberto and Queen Margarite de Savoy. This year, 120 years later, we celebrate the 57th biennial and our MSc in Arts & Cultural Management art track had the opportunity to spend three days visiting the pavillions, the exhibition curated by Christine Macel and collatoral events.
The exhibition Viva Arte Viva curated by French Christine Macel reminds us that art and the state of the artist are significant to our society. Our students spent the afternoon engaging piece by piece and discussing their viewpoints with their professors.
The exquisite Palazzo Fortuny showcased the stellar exhibition Intuition co-curated by Axel Vervoordt and Daniela Ferretti. Our students and professors spent hours walking through the exhibition halls, passages, staircases and balconies of this large gothic palazzo. Christophe Brouard, Art Historian and Curator, guided our students through the Gallerie dell’Accademia housed in the Scuelo Grande of Santa Maria dela Carita, one of the most ancient lay fraternal orders of the city. Our students studied works from Bellini Veronese, Tintoretto and Tiziano.
Our students and professors analyzed the business of the biennial in terms of funding, sponsorship by galleries and companies, the effects of the prize on the career of an artist, and tourism management in Venice.
Our Venice business tour is the closing event of the Msc. From June to September our students complete their research dissertation and final project.