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The Vatican Chapels at the Biennale

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Cynthia Davidson 


When Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi set in motion the Holy See’s first entry in the International Venice Architec-ture Biennale, which opened on 26 May 2018, he was building on the Vatican’s decades-old program to establish new alliances between art and faith. After two consecutive in-stallations in the Venice Art Biennale, the Cardinal, head of the Pontifical Council for Culture since 2007, has culminated the papal pursuit of a “renewed encounter between art and faith” in the present in the exhibition ‘Vatican Chapels,’ set on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore...

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