Title: Destined Imaginaries
Commissioner: Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, His Excellency Sayyid Saeed bin Sultan bin Yarub Al Busaidi
Curator: Aisha Stoby
Exhibitors: Anwar Sonja, Hassan Meer, Budoor Al Riyami, Radhika Al Khimji, Raiya Al Rawahi
The Sultanate of Oman will present its first National Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale under the patronage of His Royal Highness Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitham Al Said, Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth. The inaugural exhibition in Venice, curated by Dr. Aisha Stoby, brings together the work of three generations of Omani artists whose practice spans five decades of modern and contemporary visual art in Oman.
Exploring the dynamic and intergenerational dialogue of Oman’s art movement over the past fifty years, the multimedia display will reveal the breadth of Oman’s cultural history and unique traditions in the visual arts on an international scale.
The artists include: Anwar Sonya, Hassan Meer, Budoor Al Riyami, Radhika Khimji, and Raiya Al Rawahi.
Apr 23 – Sept 25 Tue – Sun, 11am – 7pm
Sept 27 – Nov 27 Tue – Sun, 10am – 6pm
Arsenale, Arsenale, Castello