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06.05.2015 Fondazione Cini - Isola Di San Giorgio #art

François Pinault Foundation dinner at the Venice Biennale

Last Wednesday evening, the 56th Venice Biennale opened its international pavilions to the world of art, and with them a long series of happenings that will punctuate, for a week, the worldly nights of the Serenissima. Without doubt the most popular of them: the dinner of the François Pinault Foundation, hosted by the family of industrialists in honour of contemporary art and all the artists who shape it.

Focus this year on the two exhibitions presented in Venice by Pinault: Martial Raysse’s first retrospective outside the French borders at Palazzo Grassi – curated by Caroline Bourgeois, and”Slip of the Tongue” orchestrated by Danh Vo in the Punta della Dogana building.

This year again, it is on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore – opposite the Doge’s Palace – that the president of the KERING group has chosen to receive his 1,500 guests at the heart of the Fondazine Cini, including Anish Kapoor, Maurizio Cattelan, the Missoni family, the Prince of Kent, Benjamin Millepied or Fleur Pellerien, Salma Ayek and Daniel Buren.

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