ART UNITES the WORLD - International Joint Exhibition as a parallel event of the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2023
20 May – 24 June 2023 | Palazzo ALBRIZZI-CAPELLO, Venice
OPENING EVENT: 20 May (Sat.) 2023 at 17h.
Welcoming speech: Mrs. Nevia CAPELLO, the President of the German-Italian Society in Venice
Musical Program: Liliana BERNARDI, violin & Massimo NEGRI, piano with the music by F. Schubert, R. Saint Saens, C.A.De Beriot, S.V.Rachmaninoff
Participating Artists (by alphabetical order of the last names):
Clara AFONSO, Portugal | Patrizia Casagranda, Germany | Arleta Cehic, Bosnia & Herzegovina | Yulia DYACHENKO, Russia | Kenryo Hara, Japan | Marko Kusmuk, Serbia | Vladimir MARTYNOV, Russia | Anna Montanaro, Italy | Maria PAVLOVSKA, N. Macedonia/USA | Dima SUHOV, Russia | ULAN, Russia | Helga ELBEN, Germany
Special Guest: MICKO Mice Jankulovski, N. Macedonia
German-Italian Society - ACIT (Associazione Culturale Italo-Tedesca) in Venice according to the idea by Marianna GNEZDILOVA, in cooperation with OKXSA projects (Oksana Zhudina Bogo, President & Founder), OSTEN ART Skopje (Kornelija Koneska, Director), and SNEG Gallery Moscow (Alexander Filippov, Director)
Under the patronage of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Milan
In collaboration with AGIMUS Venice
Special thanks to the Goethe Institut Italia for the generous contribution
About the exhibition
Kornelija KONESKA, Curator
Art has been a unifying force throughout history, transcending cultural, linguistic, and political barriers. It has the power to bring people together, express shared values and experiences, and connect individuals and communities across the globe. Art unites the world in countless ways, from the appreciation of a beautiful painting to the celebration of diverse cultural traditions. International art exhibitions of this kind is one of the most powerful ways because of their ability to communicate ideas and emotions through art, for art allows us to face and express complex feelings that may be difficult to put into words. It provides a platform for artists to share their perspectives and experiences with others, creating a shared understanding of what it means to be human. Whether it is a painting, a sculpture, a photograph, or a performance, art can move us, inspire us, and challenge us to see the world in new ways.
Art also has the power to transcend language and cultural barriers. Unlike language, which can be a source of division and misunderstanding, art is a universal language that can be understood and appreciated by people from all walks of life. It can help to break down stereotypes and misconceptions by presenting alternative perspectives and celebrating diversity. Art can connect us to our shared experiences, reminding us of the things that we have in common and the values that we share, building bridges between different communities, and creating spaces for dialogue and understanding.
The paintings on display in the beautiful Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello situated in the heart of the meeting point of international art – Venice, showcase paintings that represent a wide range of styles and traditions, from abstraction to figuration, from traditional art to pop art. Despite their diversity, all of these works share a common thread: they communicate a universal language that speaks to the human condition, regardless of where we come from or what we believe.
Each painting in this exhibition demonstrates how art can be a catalyst for connection, communication, and understanding. Through the universal language of color, form, and emotion, these works invite us to see the world through new eyes and to appreciate the beauty and complexity of the world we share.
In a world that often feels divided into so many levels, the exhibition “Art Unites the World" reminds us of the power of art, despite all, to bring us together and create a sense of togetherness. We hope that you leave this exhibition feeling inspired, uplifted, and connected to the global community of art lovers who share our passion for creativity and beauty.
Because, eventually, through uniting, art will save the world!