Holy See

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Pavilion

Organizer/Commissioner:
Pontifical Council for Culture
Artists:
Studio Azzurro (collective); Josef Koudelka; Lawrence Carroll
Curator:
Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi
Budget provided by the state:
€0
Open Call?
No
Selection procedure:
The artists were commissioned by the Pontificial Council for Culture to create new work inspired by the book of Genesis. The € 975.000,- budget is provided by by private donors and corporate sponsors.

Curator

Name:
Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi
Gender:
Male
Born:
Italy, 1942
Lives and works in:
Holy See
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
1

Artist

Name:
Lawrence Carroll
Gender:
Male
Born:
Australia, 1954
Lives and works in:
Italy and the United States of America
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
1

Artist

Name:
Studio Azzurro (collective)
Born:
1982
Lives and works in:
Italy
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
1

Artist

Name:
Josef Koudelka
Gender:
Male
Born:
Czech Republic, 1938
Lives and works in:
France
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
1

Politics & Economics

State System:
Ecclesiastical sacerdotal absolute elective theocracy
Ruling Political Party:
Catholicism
Population (World Bank, 2011):
836
GDP per capita (World Bank, 2011):
No data
Military Expenditure (SIPRI, 2011):
No data

Alliances


Conflicts

Country independent since:
1929 (from Italy)
Last Major Border Revision:
1929
Colonial History:
Former British colony
Global Militarization Index (BICC, 2011):
No ranking
Nuclear Force?
No
Ongoing Conflicts and Disputes:
Italy takes responsibility of the military defense of the Holy See. The Holy See recognizes Taiwan and is a observer to the UN.