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Tavola Aperta (Open Table)

57th International Art Exhibition

Artists will be the guiding force behind VIVA ARTE VIVA and they will be given the opportunity to be heard. Every week, during the six months of the exhibition, artists will host an Open Table (Tavola Aperta) and meet visitors over a casual lunch to hold a lively conversation about their practice.

These bi-weekly events will be organized in two dedicated spaces refurbished for this purpose in front of the Central Pavilion of the Giardini and in the new Sale d’Armi in the Arsenale; the Open Table (Tavola Aperta) events will be streamed live on La Biennale website. 

Online reservations:

Giardini - VIVA ARTE VIVA >>

Giardini - National Participations >>

Arsenale - VIVA ARTE VIVA >>

Arsenale - National Participations >> 

and at the e-mail:

Tavola Aperta (Open Table)
May 2017 schedule

Saturday 13 May
1:00 pm  Arsenale, Sale d’Armi G - Koki Tanaka *
2:00 pm  Giardini, Central Pavilion -  Franz Erhard Walther *
* Upon invitation only

Sunday 14
1:00 pm  Arsenale, Sale d’Armi G - Lisa Reihana  New Zealand

Wednesday 17
1:00 pm Arsenale, Sale d’Armi G - Cevdet Erek  Turkey
1:00 pm Giardini, Central Pavilion - Lee Wan  Korea

Thursday 18
1:00 pm Sale d’Armi G - Qiu Zhijie, Tang Wu, Jian’an  People’s Republic of China

Friday 19
1:00 pm Giardini, Central Pavilion - Riccardo Guarneri

Saturday 20
1:00 pm Arsenale, Sale d’Armi G - Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa

Wednesday 24
1:00 pm Giardini, Central Pavilion - Lady Kathleen, Richardson Walter, Barbara Paca  Antigua & Barbuda

Thursday 25

1:00 pm Giardini, Central Pavilion - Mike Bourscheid  Granduchy of Luxenbourg

Friday 26
1:00 pm Giardini, Central Pavilion - Giorgio Griffa

Saturday 27
1:00 pm Arsenale, Sale d’Armi G -  Edith Dekyndt

Tavola Aperta (Open Table) 
June 2017 schedule

Friday 2 June
1:00 pm  Giardini, Central Pavilion – Sebastián Díaz Morales
Saturday 3
1:00 pm  Arsenale, Sale d’Armi G – Jeremy Shaw
Wednesday 7
1:00 pm  Giardini, Central Pavilion – Erwin Wurm  Austria
Thursday 8
1:00 pm  Arsenale, Sale d’Armi G – Lantian Xie  United Arab Emirates
Friday 9
1:00 pm Giardini, Central Pavilion – Peter Miller
Saturday 10
1:00 pm Arsenale, Sale d’Armi G – Leonor Antunes
Wednesday 14
1:00 pm Giardini, Central Pavilion – Xavier Veilhan  France
Thursday 15
1:00 pm Giardini, Central Pavilion – Ronan Zaslonov  Republic of Belarus
Friday 16
1:00 pm Giardini, Central Pavilion – Kader Attia
Saturday 17
1:00 pm Arsenale, Sale d’Armi G – Enrique Ramírez
Wednesday 21
1:00 pm Giardini, Central Pavilion – Wendelin Van Oldenborgh  Netherlands
Thursday 22
1:00 pm Arsenale, Sale d’Armi G – Tintin Wulia  Indonesia
Friday 23
1:00 pm Giardini, Central Pavilion – Antoni Miralda, Joan Rabascall, Dorothée Selz
Saturday 24
1:00 pm Arsenale, Sale d’Armi G – Edi Rama, Anri Sala
Friday 30
1:00 pm Giardini, Central Pavilion – Mondrian Fan Club (David Medalla + Adam Nankervis)

Tavola Aperta (Open Table) 
July 2017 schedule

Wednesday 5 July
1:00 pm Giardini, Central Pavilion – Peju Alatise, Victor Ehikhamenor  Nigeria
Friday 7
1:00 pm Giardini, Central Pavilion – Lee Mingwei
Saturday 8
1:00 pm Arsenale, Sale d’Armi G – Martin Cordiano
Thursday 13
1:00 pm Giardini, Central Pavilion – Carlos Amorales  Messico
Friday 14
1:00 pm Giardini, Central Pavilion – Katherine Nuñez & Issay Rodriguez
Saturday 15
1:00 pm Arsenale, Sale d’Armi G – Taus Makhacheva
Friday 21
1:00 pm Giardini, Central Pavilion – Olafur Eliasson
Friday 28
1:00 pm Giardini, Central Pavilion – Ciprian Muresan, Agnieszka Polska
Tavola Aperta (Open Table)
August 2017 schedule
Friday 25 August
1:00 pm Giardini, Central Pavilion – Jelili Atiku
Saturday 26
1:00 pm Arsenale, Sale d’Armi G – Erika Verzutti
The artists selected for the main exhibition, VIVA ARTE VIVA
National Participations
Countries exhibited in their own pavilions at the 57th Intl. Art Exhibition
Collateral Events
Additional exhibitions and initiatives in Venice during the 57th Biennale