The Biennale di Venezia, is one of the world's most celebrated cultural institutions, dedicated to exhibiting contemporary artistic expressions in its many forms and disciplines.
Founded in 1895, the Biennale has supported and organised many cultural events, including the well known International Film Festival, International Art Exhibition and the International Architecture Exhibition that continue to draw international celebrities, famous international figures from the art world and millions of attendees every year.
The 54th International Art Exhibition runs from July 4th to November 27th, 2011. With over 150,000 visitors to-date, the exhibition currently features 83 artists from 90 nations. This year, for the first time, Haiti participated with its Death and Fertility theme. Crown Fine Art is a proud sponsor of the Haiti pavilion at this event.
Italy's Crown Fine Art team managed the packing of the artworks in Haiti, transported them by air, sea, and road to Venice, and finally unpacked and assisted in the installation of the artworks at the pavilion in the Biennale exhibition area.
The Death and Fertility exhibit presents the artworks of three contemporary artists, Jean Hérard Celeur, André Eugène, and Claude Saintilus of the famous Grand Rue Sculptors group from Port-au-Prince. It focuses on Gede, the family of spirits, which in the Vodou religion, embody both death and fertility.