OPENASIA 2004Open Asia 04

The exhibition, planned by Paolo De Grandis, was held at Venice Lido parallel to the 61th International Film Festival. It was organized by Arte Communications in collaboration with the Venice City Council’s Culture and Tourism Service, institutions from the participating countries and under the patronage of Italy’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Veneto Region, the Province of Venice, Venice City Council and the participating countries’ embassies. 43 artists from 22 nations took part in OPENASIA. The event’s official curator, Chang Tsong-Zung, is an internationally recognized, authoritative scholar and eminent art critic of contemporary Chinese art.