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The Hermitage at the Venice Biennale 2019

Russia’s Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

Published on 20 of May 2019

On 8 May 2019, in the Giardini, the park that is the location of the largest national pavilions at the Venice Biennale of contemporary art, the opening of the exhibition entitled Lc. 15: 11-32 took place in the Russian pavilion. The display is entirely devoted to the Hermitage, one of the world’s largest museums, that is the curator of the exhibition. At the opening ceremony, speeches were made by the General Director of the State Hermitage, Mikhail Piotrovsky, the commissioner of the pavilion and Rector of the Saint Petersburg State Academic Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, Semyon Mikhailovsky, the President of the Russian Federation’s advisor on cultural matters, Vladimir Tolstoi, and the Russian ambassador to Italy, Sergei Razov. The general partner of the exhibition in the Russian Pavilion is the OAO Rossiyskie zheleznye dorogi (Russian Railways). The exhibition is taking place with the support of the TSUM Art Foundation.