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Fine Art Mixed Media students visit 57th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale

Art and Design 4 December 2017

Venice trip

131 students from the Fine Art Mixed Media BA Honours course had the chance to visit the 57th International Art Exhibition at the renowned Venice Biennale.

The Venice Biennale, alongside with Kassel Documenta, is one of the most important contemporary fine art events in the world.

This year, the 57th International Art Exhibition, titled ‘Viva Arte Viva’, was open to the public from Saturday 13 May to Sunday 26 November.

The show featured 120 invited artists and offered a route that unfolds over the course of nine chapters or families of artists. This year’s exhibition ‘Viva Arte Viva’ was inspired by humanism, according to 2017 Venice Biennale Director Christine Macel.

Westminster students had the opportunity to spend three days in Venice in order to explore and visit the Biennale. The trip was made possible thanks to the generous support from The Quintin Hogg Trust which provides financial support for Westminster students.

One of the Fine Art Mixed Media students who had the chance take part in the trip said about the exhibition: “It was really amazing, close to a perfect trip. The city of Venice is beautiful, the artworks were inspiring.”

With students from 165 countries, staff from across the world and a highly international alumni community, the University of Westminster embraces global engagement in all its forms. We have a rich mix of international partnerships in over 20 countries worldwide, and place particular emphasis on providing international opportunities for our students. Our research addresses global themes and is sustained by international collaborations. We are an international institution, located in the heart of London.

Find out more about the Fine Art Mixed Media BA Honours course at the University of Westminster.


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