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Dear all,

During the Venice Biennale 2016 we, the Dutch nonprofit GAA Foundation, organised our first exhibition dedicated to design. After having created twelve art and architecture exhibitions as part of the Venice Biennale, we decided that design deserves a just as prominent platform in Venice every year. Therefore, we have started to organise our second VENICE DESIGN exhibition which will be held during the next Venice Art Biennale 2017.

During VENICE DESIGN 2017, we would like to present current developments, objects, thoughts and ideas in design. We will bring together an international range of designers of diverse cultural backgrounds who create quality design products. Emerging and established designers will show how powerful contemporary design can be.

We would like to invite you to speak with us regarding your possible participation in VENICE DESIGN 2017.
We are very interested to hear your thoughts and to receive an idea of what you imagine to present.

This interesting, international design exhibition will take place in Palazzo Michiel on the Grand Canal in Venice, with the support of the European Cultural Centre. We expect, without asking an admission fee, over 200.000 visitors mainly from the art, architecture and design world. The exhibition will run from May 13th to November 26th 2017, with preview parties on May 11th and 12th.

We consider our exhibition to be intellectually and culturally important to all of us. However, although we do receive financial support from the European Cultural Centre, unfortunately the participating designers will also have to find substantial additional funding. We sincerely apologise for this but all costs, for example space rent, are extremely high in Venice. In the past our participants have been sponsored by partners, e.g. government institutions, manufacturers, galleries, dealers or covered additional expenses themselves.

We would like to know if you are open to speak with us, hoping we can make your presence in VENICE DESIGN 2017 a reality. In case you are interested in becoming part of our exhibition, we would like to discuss with you all possible options within the next few weeks. You will have time to decide the specifics of your presentation until the exhibition set-up starts in April 2017.

If you have any questions, please write or call me at +39 339 6314 119.

Looking forward to hearing from you, hoping we can work together.

Many greetings,

Nina Dorigo

PS. Please visit our website for our brochure with more info about VENICE DESIGN 2017 and a virtual tour through VENICE DESIGN 2016 in Palazzo Michiel.

Nina Dorigo

Exhibition organiser and curator of Venice Design

+39 339 6314 119

Skype: ninadorigo2

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