Todd Williamson at the Venice Biennale 2019!

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My project, "Processional" was chosen as an official collateral exhibition for the 2019 Venice Biennale ! Being chosen is an incredible honor and will be the catalyst for taking my career to the next level. As an artist, this is the most important exhibition of my life. It will change many aspects of how my art is seen, shown, and sold!

The MAK Center of Art & Architecture is my presenting sponsor and the Pollock Krasner Foundation is the major financial sponsor of this exhibition! I was also just awarded a grant and presented with the "Pollock Prize for Creativity " by the Pollock Krasner Foundation, which puts me in the company of Miya Ando, Diana Al Hadid and others who have received this award.   

I need your support in order to make the Biennale project happen. I have a short time frame to secure the remaining funding for the project after getting the official invitation and primary grant awarded. With your support, we can make this an incredible exhibition that will surely catapult my status as an artist. 

The exhibition will be a statement on "influencers and thought-provokers" and the power they have in today’s society. The personality and ego of each will be examined through the use of color and movement in 8 large-scale paintings as well as a "sound room" as you enter the space from the Grand Canal.  Greg Walter, professor of music at the University of North Carolina, School of the Arts, is composing special music for the exhibition and will do a series of solo performances.  

Another exciting development is the approved location for the exhibition. We’ve secured one of the most amazing and highly trafficked locations in Venice! The chapel of the Santa Maria della Pieta Church on the Grand Canal between St Mark’s Square and the entrance to the Arsenale. The exhibition will open previews on May 8-10, with the official opening May 11th, 2019, and will run for 7 months (May-Nov). 

The Venice Biennale is an expensive cultural institution to participate in due to its grandeur and prestige. In a very short period I’ve raised nearly half of the funds necessary for exhibition, but still need your support to raise the remaining $100,000 in the coming months.

The Pollock Krasner Foundation (the foundation established for Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner) has officially come in as a major financial sponsor but cannot cover a good portion of expenses that the exhibition will require. Shipping, travel, installation costs, and various Biennale permitting and costs (including the inclusion of the exhibition in the official Biennale catalog) are substantial, but I know I can make this show a great success with your support. Thank you so much for your contribution to this cause that means so much to me.

More information about Mak Center for Art and Architecture: The Mak Center Serves To Educate The Public About Architecture, Art And Experimental Thought On Topics That Relate To Space Along The Public-Private Continuum. Launched As A Satellite Institution To The Mak In Vienna, Its Mission Is To Further Public Understanding Of Space As It Relates To Visual Culture.

Venice Biennale Website 
Artist Todd Williamson Website 
The Mak Center Website
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