(Persia Digest) – Iran’s pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale called “Of Being and Singing” has opened in the presence of artistic organizers and artists near the Piazza San Marco in Venice.

La Biennale di Venezia is an art biennale where 90 countries are participating in its 58th edition this year. Its art section has been open to artists from Tuesday 7 May and to the public from 11 May. It will run until 24 November 2019.

Iran is also taking part with three artists. Reza Lavasani is participating with his work “Zendegi” [Life], Samira Alikhanzadeh with “Shabah-e Solb-e Khatereh” [The Specter of Memory], and Ali Meer-Azimi with “Shahed-e Avaz” [Witness to Song].

Iran has participated in eight previous editions – twice before the 1979 Revolution and six times afterwards.


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La Biennale di Venezia is the world’s largest, oldest, and most important visual arts event showcasing works worldwide. It opened first on 22 April 1894.

More than 600 thousand people are expected to visit the international event.

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