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The Giant Tortoise Parade - Continued

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 14:39 -- user

Pavilion of the Seychelles at the 57th International Art Exhibition- La Biennale di Venezia

Seychelles is participating in the 57th International Art Exhibition-La Biennale di Venezia- for the second consecutive year.

Hunt, Deltel & Co. Ltd. proudly sponsored Arterial Network Seychelles for the launch of The Giant Tortoise Parade in 2016. This event introduced the concept of the giant tortoise sculpture to the public of Seychelles in the form of a youth art competition.

This year, sixteen participating Seychellois artists, collectively known as Group Sez, are taking part in the Biennale to represent Seychelles within the spirit of the theme “Viva Arte Viva”. The exhibition from Seychelles, curated by Mr Martin Kennedy and organised by the Seychelles Art Projects Foundation (SAPF,) represents the tortoises of the Seychelles. It has been aptly named “Slowly Quietly”.

The artists were given the opportunity to freely interpret blank tortoise sculptures with the aim of bringing aspects of Seychelles’ environment and culture to Venice.

The number of artists participating in this year’s exhibition has significantly increased from two (in 2016) to sixteen. George Camille and Leon Radegonde, who are participating in their second consecutive exhibition, are being joined by the following fourteen artists:

Colbert Nourrice; Egbert Marday; Alcide Libanotis; Christine Chetty-Payet; Alyssa Adams; Tristan Adams; Zoe Chong-Seng; Marc Luc; Daniel Didon; Danny Spoha; Charles Dodo; Allen Ernesta; Nigel Henri and Christine Harter.


Figurative Artwork by Alcide Libanotis