Venice Meeting Point April 16 – 21, 2024

March 9, 2024

Established in 2015, the My Art Guides Venice Meeting Point is a platform created by Lightbox. Taking place during the pre-opening of La Biennale di Venezia 60th International Art Exhibition, the VMP fosters international dialogue around contemporary art, creating collaborative opportunities between visual artists, art organisations and the international art community, as well as cultivating a deeper public engagement with the arts. The Venice Meeting Point, just around the corner from the entrance to the Arsenale, takes place at the Navy Officers’ Private Club.

This year’s main partner is Alserkal Initiatives with Cité internationale des arts, who present the collective exhibition “When Solidarity Is Not a Metaphor”, curated by Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, which imagines solidarity as lived practice.

The exhibition offers a counter-space to the reigning agendas of war, patriarchy, and colonialism, and their toxic impacts on human and non-human ecosystems. The exhibiting artists—alumni, residents, and collaborators of both the Cité internationale des arts in Paris and Alserkal Initiatives in Dubai—challenge the understanding of ‘solidarity’ as merely an object of theorising and discourse.

At the VMP you will also find the X Muse Art Bar which each day from 5 pm will host various personalities and artists as: TAN art critics Louisa Buck and Ben Luke, Delfina Foundation with a performance by Moe Satt and Vadim Grygorian book preview with
Marcos Lutyens performance.

VMP Bistrot this year is created by Massimo Santi who will set up his Santi Listening Bistrot, combining excellent food and music, to complement the Club’s offerings during the Biennale opening days. This project is realised in collaboration with Lightbox and the renowned Venetian wine bar Vino Vero, which will take care of selecting the wines.

To reserve your table or organise your event at the Venice Meeting Point, please go to
Please note that it is also possible to book your table for dinner or organise your event after 8pm, by reservation only.



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