[Many thanks to Teo Freytes for sharing this item.] Puerto Rico Art News recently announced that Zilia Sánchez, Cuban-born artist based in Puerto Rico, was chosen as one of the 130 artists to exhibit at the 57th Venice Biennale.
The Christine Macel-curated exhibition at the upcoming 2017 edition will be called “Viva Arte Viva.” The show, along with the rest of the 57th Venice Biennale, will open May 13.
In a press release last September, Macel explained the title. “In a world full of conflicts and jolts, in which humanism is being seriously jeopardized, art is the most precious part of the human being,” she wrote in a statement. “It is the ideal place for reflection, individual expression, freedom and fundamental questions. It is a ‘yes’ to life, although sometimes a ‘but’ lies behind. More than ever, the role, the voice and the responsibility of the artist are crucial in the framework of contemporary debates.”
To see the complete list of artists, visit http://www.labiennale.org/it/arte/esposizione/artisti/index.html;
For Puerto Rico Art News post (in Spanish), see http://artnewspr.blogspot.com/2017/02/la-artista-zilia-sanchez-seleccionada.html
Image above from http://whitehotmagazine.com/articles/zilia-sanchez/2993