Cultural Italy – V|08 Venice Video Art Fair

It was in Italy that the Renaissance was born and it has always been on the forefront of artistic movements. The V|08 fair is dedicated to the medium of Video which enables artists to literally capture motion and present it in a dedicated environment. If you are in Venice in Mid-October then this fair is not to be missed.

V|08 Venice Video Art Fair is the only fair solely dedicated to Video Art in Italy. This is a relatively new festival and is celebrating its 3rd year in 2008. This Art Fair is held concurrently with the Venice Biennale which is a major arts festival held in Venice every year. It will runs over the weekend of Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th of September.

When you arrive at this Art Fair you will find 25 International Galleries in 15m² booths equipped with high-tech video and sound technologies to offer a profound viewing experience to the visitors. The V|08 Venice Video Art Fair is being directed by the independent critic and curator Raffaele Gavarro. Raffaele is a highly respected name in the field and is sure to bring a touch of class to the fair.

V|08 has a media partner, Drome Magazine who are a prestigious Italian quarterly that deals with the world of modern art and culture. They will be dealing with the area dedicated to VIP and collectors. Other video exhibitions include one from Frac (Nord – Pas de Calais) and one from Mambo (Bologna).

How to get there: The fair will be taking place in the central building of San Servolo Island, just a few minutes far from the Giardini of Biennale and from San Marco Square. Venice is located in northeast Italy on the coast with the Adriatic.

Along with this upcoming Festival, there really is so much to do and see in and around Italy, so why not try our car hire Italy option, or read one of our other Italy blogs and make your holiday to Italy a more memorable one.

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