A general view shows the Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn's Building Bridges, a sculptural installation showing six pairs of arching hands creating a bridge over a Venetian waterway in the Arsenal former shipyard, in Venice on May 8, 2019. Tiziana Fabi / AFP A general view shows the Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn's Building Bridges, a sculptural installation showing six pairs of arching hands creating a bridge over a Venetian waterway in the Arsenal former shipyard, in Venice on May 8, 2019. Tiziana Fabi / AFP

Min. launches competition to participate in Venice Biennale

Mon, Sep. 16, 2019
CAIRO - 16 September 2019: The Ministry of Culture has decided to organize an open competition among Egyptian architects to select the project representing Egypt at the 17th Venice Biennale, which will launch on May 23, 2020.

The Venice Biennale is the most prominent international arts exhibition representing contemporary architecture. It refers to an arts organization based in Venice and the name of the original and principal biennial exhibition the organization presents.
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Christoph Büchel's migrant boat is seen at the Arsenal during the 58th International Art Exhibition on May 7, 2019. Luca Zanon / Awakening / Getty

The organization changed its name to the Biennale Foundation in 2009, while the exhibition is now called the Art Biennale. Egypt is one of the first countries to participate in the Biennale competition.

Participating countries will compete in demonstrating their best architectural works. The Biennale awards give international fame and merit to the recipients, positively reflecting on the winners and the countries they represent.
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A collateral installation by Nic Fiddian Green is seen at Madonna dell'Orto on May 7, 2019. Simone Padovani / Awakening / Getty

The terms and conditions of the competition are available on the website of the National Organization for Urban Coordination. The participant must fill in the application form after paying LE 500 (non-refundable) to each participating team.

The deadline for submission is December 1, 2019, and the result will be announced no later than December 19, 2019.


 
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