The Fifth Annual International Biennial of Contemporary Art will be held at the historic Fortezza da Basso in Florence, Italy from December 3rd to the 11th, 2005. In 2001 the United Nations recognized the Florence Biennale as an official partner in the program "Dialogue Among Nations".
The Biennale is organized under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic and has won the official endorsement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, from the Region of Tuscany, the Province and the City of Florence, in addition to many international Embassies.
Artists are nominated to participate by the Internal Committee or the International Scientific Committee.
The exhibit will be judged by an International Jury composed of renowned art historians, critics, and Museum directors. The Jury for the 2005 Biennale includes:
John T. Spike, Art historian and critic, Director of the Biennale since 1998, Florence, New York;
Veronika Birke, art historian and critic, former Vice-Director of the Graphisches Sammlung Albertina, Vienna, Austria;
Barbara Rose art historian and critic, Madrid and New York;
Dore Ashton Professor of Art History at Cooper Union, New York;
Stefano Francolini art historian and critic, Direttore Settore Restauro. Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Florence;
David Rubin Curator of Visual Arts, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans;
Elza Ajzenberg, Professor of art and communication, Director of the MAC, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sao Paolo, Brazil;
Julian Zugazagoitia Director of El Museo del Barrio, New York;
R.B. Bhaskaran Chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi, National Academy of Art, India.
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