Oman’s pavilion at Venice International Art Biennale 2024 to open on Friday

Oman Tuesday 16/April/2024 18:45 PM
Oman’s pavilion at Venice International Art Biennale 2024 to open on Friday

Muscat: On Friday the 19th of April 2024, the Sultanate of Oman will participate with a pavilion in Venice International Art Biennale 2024 (the 60th edition of the art event)—, titled “Foreigners Everywhere.” The exhibition’s activities will continue until 24 November 2024.

The opening of ceremony Oman’s pavilion will be held under the auspices of HH Sayyid Dr. Kamil bin Fahd Al Said, Secretary-General at the Secretariat General of the Council of Ministers.

Since its inception in 1895, Venice Biennale has been one of the world’s most important international art events. The expo is organised every two years and each country showcases its national works of art in its pavilions.

Oman has its own independent pavilion in a unique location. The event offers Oman an opportunity to further expand its drive for global influence. The pavilion, which occupies a total area of 300 square metres, is located near the historic Piazza San Marco, the beating heart of Venice. This will allow artists to display artworks independently and contribute to highlighting Omani art globally, enhancing the visibility of the Omani artistic and cultural identity and expanding the country’s cultural communication networks and scopes for future cooperation with other countries.

The pavilion is expected to attract about 2,000 visitors daily.

Omani artists who will attend the biennale include Alia Al Farsi, Dr. Ali Al Jabri, Issa Al Mufarji, Adham Al Farsi and Sarah Al Awlaki.

During the biennale, the Sultanate of Oman will hold special programmes and workshops in the field of modern art.