Sarkis to represent Turkey at Venice Biennale to open Friday

Turkish-born Armenian artist Sarkis Zabunyan, known as Sarkis, is scheduled to represent Turkey for the Venice Biennale (la Biennale di Venezia) which is scheduled to open on Friday, May 9 and will run until Nov. 22.

His piece quotRespiro,quot commissioned by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (iKSV) and curated by Defne Ayas, will be at the Sale d’Armi building in the Arsenale, one of the biennale’s two main venues.

This will be the 56th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia. The exhibition is entitled “All the World’s Futures,” and was curated by Okwui Enwezor.