Often referred to as the Olympics of contemporary art, the La Biennale di Venezia has for over a century been one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world. Since its founding in 1895, it has promoted contemporary culture, new ideas, and artistic trends through major international exhibitions. The 54th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia will take place June 4 through November 27, 2011.
The Indianapolis Museum of Art was selected to present the work of the Puerto Rico-based artist collaborative Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla at the U.S. Pavilion. In collaboration with USA Gymnastics and USA Track & Field, the artists created the works Body in Flight (Delta), Body in Flight (American) and Track and Field. These, along with three other pieces, are collectively known as Gloria.
2007 U.S. all-around champion David Durante and 2005 World all-around champion and 2008 Olympic team silver-medalist Chellsie Memmel will perform as part of the grand opening of Gloria at the U.S. Pavilion.
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