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Pavilion of the Seychelles at the 57th International Art Exhibition- La Biennale di Venezia

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 14:08 -- user
Figurative Artwork by Alcide Libanotis


Seychelles is participating in the 57th International Art Exhibition-La Biennale di Venezia- for the second consecutive year. Hunt, Deltel & Co. Ltd. proudly sponsored Arterial Network Seychelles during the National Expo 2016 for the launch of The Giant Tortoise Parade.

This event introduced the concept of the giant tortoise sculpture to the public of Seychelles in the form of a youth art competition.

This year, sixteen participating Seychellois artists, collectively known as Group Sez, are taking part in this year’s exhibition to represent Seychelles within the spirit of the theme “Viva Arte Viva”. The exhibition from Seychelles, curated by Mr Martin Kennedy and organised by the Seychelles Art Projects Foundation (SAPF,) represents the tortoises of the Seychelles. It has been aptly named “Slowly Quietly”.

The artists were given the opportunity to freely interpret blank tortoise sculptures with the aim of bringing aspects of Seychelles’ environment and culture to Venice, with the underlying theme being ‘the tortoise’. The artists wanted to evoke the same feelings of ‘introspection and reflection’ from people of Venice, as those who have interacted with the giant tortoises in person.

The number of artists participating in this year’s exhibition has significantly increased from two (in 2016) to sixteen. George Camille and Leon Radegonde, who are participating in their second consecutive exhibition, are being joined by the following fourteen artists:

Colbert Nourrice; Egbert Marday; Alcide Libanotis; Christine Chetty-Payet; Alyssa Adams; Tristan Adams; Zoe Chong-Seng; Marc Luc; Daniel Didon; Danny Spoha; Charles Dodo; Allen Ernesta; Nigel Henri and Christine Harter.

Visit http://www.huntdeltel.com/news/2017/02/community-work-giant-tortoise-parade to learn more about Hunt Deltel’s involvement in the Giant Tortoise Parade.