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Open Sky: Portrait of a Pavilion in Venice

2020 25 min
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Visit Canada’s gem in the heart of Venice’s Giardini.

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Open Sky: Portrait of a Pavilion in Venice


An intimate portrait of the Canada Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, an architectural gem designed by Milan’s famous Studio BBPR and recently restored, along with its gardens, by the National Gallery of Canada.
  • director
    Katerine Giguère
  • writer
    Katerine Giguère
  • editor
    Annie Leclair
  • music
    Pierre-Philippe Côté
    Steven Doman
  • director of photography
    Katerine Giguère
  • direction consultant
    Annie Leclair
  • content consultant
    Annie Leclair
  • history, archives and iconography consultant
    Réjean Legault
  • additional camera
    Jean-Marc Abela
  • sound recordist
    Sylvain Vary
    Olivier Léger
    Louis Frederic Edwards
    Lisa Kolisnyk
    Marco Fiumara
  • participation
    Paolo Baratta
    Alberico Barbiano di Belgiojoso
    Simon Brault
    Emanuela Carpani
    Karen Colby Stothart
    Josée Drouin Brisebois
    Anne Eschapasse
    Réjean Legault
    Marc Mayer
    Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
    Sasha Suda
  • production assistant
    Tamara Anna Andruszkiewicz
    Amélie Lambert-Bouchard
    Sergio Dalla Lana
  • online editor
    Yannick Carrier
  • editing technician
    Patrick Trahan
    Pierre Dupont
    Isabelle Painchaud
  • music recording
    Studio le nid
  • music mix
    Studio le nid
  • sound editing
    Daniel Toussaint
  • sound mixing
    Isabelle Lussier
  • colour calibration
    Yannick Carrier
  • graphic design
    Mélanie Bouchard
    Jacques Bertrand Simard
  • translation
    France Gladu
    Gervaise Delmas
    George Kaltsounakis
  • subtitling
    France Gladu
    Gervaise Delmas
    George Kaltsounakis
  • visual research
    Claire Bourbonnais
  • copyright clearance
    Claire Bourbonnais
  • archives
    Ragnhild Milewski
    Lea Nakonechny
  • deputy director, Exhibitions and Outreach
    Anne Eschapasse
  • senior exhibitions manager
    Serge Belet
  • executive assistant, Exhibitions and Outreach
    Marie-Claude Mongeon
  • head of Library, Archives ans Fellowship Program
    Cyndie Campbell
  • director general
    Karen Colby Stothart
  • administrator
    Isabelle Limoges
  • production coordinator
    Marcia Seebaran
  • technical coordinator
    Daniel Lord
  • executive producer
    André Picard
  • producer
    André Picard
  • consultant producer
    Katerine Giguère
  • executive director
    André Picard

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Ages 15 to 18

Warnings: Language, nudity, images and discussion of sexuality.

This short film shares the history of the Canada Pavilion in Venice. Ideal for the study of art from the perspective of an artist. What is the purpose of Canada Pavilion in Venice? What is the impact of the space of an art installation on the artist’s work? Why was the restoration of this space in Venice important to Canada? How does the landscape work with the architecture? How does this Pavilion represent Canada on the world stage? 

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