Romania has a privileged place in terms of visibility at La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale), Romanian Culture Minister Bogdan Gheorghiu said on Tuesday.
“Here, I have two arguments. One would be the visitor inflow, which is a huge one. For instance, last year over 600,000 people visited the Arts Biennale, and two years ago, almost 300,000 persons visited the Architecture Biennale. We are the only state that has two exhibition areas at the Biennale: Romania’s Pavilion, bought and built with personal efforts by Nicolae Iorga, in 1940, and the New Gallery of the Romanian Institute of Culture and Humanistic Research of Venice,” Gheorghiu said at the National Library.
The Culture Minister participated in the press conference devoted to the presentation of the Fading Borders project, designated as the winner of the national contest for Romania’s representation in the 17th edition of the International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.
He noted that “each time, Romania’s projects have been well thought by their authors, well chosen by the contest juries, closely monitored by Commissioner Attila Kim and well received by the critics and the wide public.”
“This year, the Culture Ministry has worked closely with the Romanian Cultural Institute, the Foreign Affairs Ministry and the Union of Romanian Architects, to make sure that the project that will represent us for six months will be supported both institutionally and financially,” the minister pointed out, according to Agerpres.
He brought to mind in context the increase in the financial aid of the ministry for this project.