By accident we discovered a sculpture exhibition at the Venice Lido Island: The Open, or 8. International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations
According to Wiki:
In 1998 Paolo De Grandis invented OPEN – International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations held during the Venice Film Festival and curated by Pierre Restany during the first five editions. An annual exhibition aimed to exhibit one artist for one country and “bring art to people” outside of canonical spaces. The exhibition has annually progressed and expand its horizons by bringing artists from more than 75 countries alowing their first presentation under the Venetian art frame. The exhibition has been held since then in open spaces among the Lido of Venice, Westin Excelsior, Des Bains, Hungaria Palace and Hilton Molino Stucky.
“The vocation of OPEN, resulting from an idea of Paolo De Grandis, has brought the most important representatives of contemporary art to the Venice Lido, among them Yoko Ono, Marisa Merz, Emilio Vedova, Richard Long, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Bernar Venet, Mimmo Rotella, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Cesar, Arman, Beverly Pepper, Erik Dietman, Jean-Pierre Raynaud, Carl Andre, Keith Haring, Fabrizio Plessi, Julian Schnabel, Dennis Hopper, Feng Mengbo, Max Neuhaus, Chen Zhen, and Ju Ming”.
The 2005 Open
The exhibition is jointly organised by the Department of Culture of the Venice City Council in collaboration with the Italian Centre for Arts and Culture in Turin. It is held under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of the Cultural Heritage, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Veneto Region, the Province of Venice, Venice City Council, with the support of the ministries and embassies of the participating countries. The works will be exhibited along-side the main streets (Lungomare Marconi, via Duodo), piazzas (S. Maria Elisabetta, Tempio Votivo, Lepanto), major hotels (The Westin Excelsior, Des Bains, Hungaria Palace, Villa Laguna, Le Boulevard) and the exhibition space Blue Moon.
Gevonden op http://www.aaa.org.hk/WorldEvents/Details/4397