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Macedonia opens its Venice Biennale pavilion


The Pavilion of Macedonia, located at Sale d’Armi in Arsenale in Venice, opens Thursday at a ceremony as part of the 57th Venice Biennale, considered one of the oldest and most prestigious cultural events in Europe. This year the festival runs from May 13 until November 26.

The opening will be addressed by Minister of Culture Elizabeta Kanceska-Milevska, says Macedonia’s Ministry of Culture.

This year, Macedonia at the world-renowned art show is represented by the artist Tome Adzievski. His work, the project dubbed Red Carnival, is supported by the Ministry of Culture.

Tome Adzievski is considered as being one of the most influential authors in Macedonia with a body of work that is authentic and critically acclaimed both at home and abroad. He has held exhibitions in Belgrade, Zagreb, Sarajevo, Antalya, Graz, Nuremberg, Dresden, Berlin, Manchester, Paris, Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Venice, etc.

The Venice Biennale, seen as an excellent platform to promote Macedonia’s culture and art, this year is held under the motto Viva Arte Viva.

Artists from 57 countries are presenting their works at the 2017 Venice Biennale.

So far, Macedonia has been represented at the annual show in Venice 11 times since 1993.

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