La Biennale di Venezia dates to 1895, when the first International Art Exhibition was organized. It is one of the most important international biennials and cultural institutions in the world, introducing hundreds of thousands of visitors to exciting new art every two years. The 56th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia (May 9 – November 22, 2015) is directed by Okwui Enwezor, a curator, art critic, and writer, and the Director of the Haus der Kunst, Munich.
The venue for Grenada's exhibition will be the
Sala Tiziano, Opera don Orione Artigianelli, Dorsoduro, Fondamenta delle Zattere ai Gesuati 919, a beautiful historic building close to the Zattare water taxi stop.
Maria McClafferty and three other artists have been chosen to represent Grenada and they have aligned their thoughts in making the art to the theme of la biennale, "All the World's Futures". Emphasizing "The Disordered World", Maria McClafferty creates a glass and steel structure in which she explores feminine suffering. This will stand in the cloister of the Sala Tiziano, letting the sun's rays shine through the soft colors of the translucent glass, contrasted against the hard steel of the scaffold. Maria is well experienced in art glass, having created beautiful installations all over Europe, and the world.