ARTINFO's Venice Biennale Event Map: June 3

ARTINFO's Venice Biennale Event Map: June 3


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Jan Egeland's "Ten Lessons from Ten Peace Processes"
Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Campo Santo Stefano, San Marco, 2842
11 am
Learn "ten hard-won lessons" from mediator, diplomat, and activist Jan Egeland, who was involved in both the Oslo Accords in 1993 and the Guetemala Peace Accords in 1996. Egeland will propose that despite context, certain applicable lessons have arisen from every peace effort. All he is saying is give peace a chance. This lecture is part of the Norwegian pavilion's "State of Things" lecture series.

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Gladstone Gallery Hosts Drinks for Allora & Calzadilla
Terrazza Danielli, Castello, 4196
1 pm
One of the more peculiar features of the Venice Biennale's preview week is the stream of special soirees hosted by commercial galleries, touting their artists's Biennale participation and looking to leverage it. And no honor is more leveragable than being the U.S's official selection, so it's no surprise that Allora & Calzadilla's New York gallery, Gladstone, is hosting drinks for the multimedia duo for a select crowd of art-world insiders.

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Opening of "Glasstress"
Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Campo Santo Stefano, San Marco, 2842
6 pm-8 pm
This so-called Glass Biennale calls upon major contemporary artists, including Vik Muniz and Doug and Mike Starn, to create sculptures and installations made completely of glass. By also including objects made by designers, the exhibit aims to shatter our understanding of modernism and the avant-garde notion of "art for art's sake." "Glasstress" opens to the general public on June 4.

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Launch of ArtSway's New Forest Pavilion
Palazzo Zenobio, Fondamenta Del Soccorso, Dorsoduro 2596
6 pm-10 pm
This collateral event hosted by innovative English gallery ArtSway features installation, performance, video, and painting by artists Gayle Chong Kwan, Dave Lewis, Hew Locke, Mike Marshall, Christopher Orr, and Sophy Rickett. The launch event is open to the public.

Opening Reception and Catalogue Launch for "Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson: Under Deconstruction"
Palazzo Zenobio, Collegio Armeno Moorat Raphael, Fondamenta del Soccorso, 2596, Dorsoduro
10 pm-12 am
The Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture and the Icelandic Art Center promise a wild party for the opening of "Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson: Under Deconstruction," an exhibition of four new works by the Spanish-Icelandic team. Video and sound works addressing the duo's desire to "subvert traditional power relations" and to "reinvent reality anew" will be served up with drinks at an exhibition curated by Ellen Blumenstein.

"IllumiNATIONS"
Giardini & Arsenale
Preview: June 1-3, 10 am-6 pm
The center of the action for many of the art lovers assembled for the preview weekend, the Bice Curiger-curated "IllumiNATIONS" brings together some 82 international artists, spread out across the Arsenale's long and sweeping spaces and the International Pavilion in the Giardini. Curiger promises a grand statement about the enduring power of the Enlightenment grounded in the works of Venetian master Tintoretto, and the successes and failures of her show will be the week's central narrative. 

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