Algeria Withdraws from 2019 Venice Biennale

March 27th, 2019

Algeria has “deferred” its first-time participation in the Venice Biennale until 2021, citing financial and preparatory problems, according to the Art Newspaper.  “In the context of the annual financial support of the Ministry of Culture [...], the commission charged with examining the financing of cultural and cinematographic events has decided to defer [...] Algeria’s participation in the 58th Biennale of Contemporary Art in Venice [...] due to the closeness of the date of this cultural meeting and preparation imperatives,” a statement reads. “The commission has also recommended that the best conditions be gathered for Algeria’s preparation in the next edition of this international event in 2021.”

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