Highpoint Editions artist Carlos Amorales has been chosen to represent Mexico at the Venice Biennale during the summer of 2017. The Venice Biennale has been considered the premiere contemporary arts exhibition since its inception in 1895.
Each Biennale has a theme and this year, the title chosen by the curator Christine Macel for the 57th International Art Exhibition is "Viva Arte Viva".
Christine Macel has explained the biennale title as follows:
"In a world full of conflicts and jolts, in which humanism is being seriously jeopardized, art is the most precious part of the human being. It is the ideal place for reflection, individual expression, freedom and fundamental questions. It is a “yes” to life, although sometimes a “but” lies behind. More than ever, the role, the voice and the responsibility of the artist are crucial in the framework of contemporary debates."
The 57th International Art Exhibition will take place from May 13th to November 26th 2017 in the Giardini and the Arsenale and in various other venues in Venice.