Published January 26, 2015
Seychelles is racing a marathon to meet the running cost of â‚¬50,000 which will enable the country to take part in the first time ever Venice Biennale, the worldâ€™s leading contemporary art event.
With Seychelles Art Projects Foundation in charge, the Indian Ocean island country has so far secured the premises for contemporary artists to exhibit their artworks. Getting Seychellois artists in Venice Biennale comes at a price. Their artworks also have to be curated, shipped, insured, and installed.
The Seychelles Art Projects Foundation has made a call for individuals and companies in Seychelles to come together and support this venture. Local companies are being asked to pledge part of their Corporate Social Responsibility Tax (CRS) to the foundation.
The foundation has made an open call for Seychelles artists interested in participating in Venice Biennale 2015 to present a project. Seven artists responded to the call. An independent curator from France will be in the country during the first week of February to select the best projects for the Venice Biennale 2015.
George Camille, member of the foundation, said that for all contemporary artists â€œVenice Biennale” is a must to attend, because it is the climax of every one in a creative career.â€