The Italian Minister of Culture, Gennaro Sangiuliano, with the Mayor of Venice, Luigi Brugnaro, inaugurated at the Venice Arsenale.
This is the Italian Pavilion of the 18th edition of the Architecture Biennale entitled “Spaziale, Everyone belongs to everyone else.”
Among others, Fabio De Chirico, director of the Directorate General for Contemporary Creativity of the MiC, (Ministry of Culture) the curators of Fosbury Architecture (Giacomo Ardesio, Alessandro Bonizzoni, Nicola Campri, Veronica Caprino and Claudia Mainardi) and the President of the Biennale, Roberto Cicutto.
“The idea of entrusting the Italian Pavilion to young architects proved successful because young people are often the vanguard of the future, capable of looking ahead,” underlined the Minister with reference to the artistic proposal of the group curated by the five 30-year-old architects.
At the Arsenale to visit the UAE (united Arab Emirates) and Ukrainian pavilions Minister Sangiuliano said that his visit to the Ucranian pavilion was due and served to give a signal of solidarity with the Ukrainian people who have been the victim of criminal aggression by Russia.
At the Arsenale, Campo della Tana, Sangiuliano visited, at the Corderie, the International Exhibition “The Laboratory of the Future” together with the President of the Biennale, Roberto Cicutto, and the Curator of the exhibition, Lesley Lokko.
“The central role that Africa has in the Biennale’s International Architecture Exhibition is very important. The Meloni government has launched a project for Africa because it is a fundamental continent that we must look at with extreme attention,” declared Minister Sangiuliano.
Sangiuliano: “We will export our skills”
The Ministry of Culture of the Italian Republic and the Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia H.H. Minister Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al Saud signed at Ca’ Farsetti’s venue, an MOU-memorandum of understanding in the sectors of archaeology, conservation, restoration and protection of cultural heritage, the film industry and literature.
The MOU envisages that procedures will be facilitated which will allow experts, public, and private specialized institutions to promote the exchange of information, knowledge, and experience acquired, and launch joint strategic projects in various cultural sectors. Cooperation will develop through the establishment of a working group, and the organization of training and development programs.
“With today’s signing, a negotiating process started in 2019 by my predecessor and launched on the sidelines of the participation in the G20 of which Italy and Saudi Arabia are members, is completed.
“Like other European partners, before us, the Ministry of Culture is equipped with a collaboration tool with the Ministry of Culture of Saudi government ready to develop collaboration in the museum, archaeological and music fields. There is an opportunity for Italy to export its recognized skills in these areas, especially those in management,” said Minister Sangiuliano.