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Trieste Contemporanea: dialoghi con l'arte dell'europa centro orientale
cei venice forum for contemporary art curators

The CEI Venice Forum for Contemporary Art Curators is a biennial event, to be held in close connection with the Venice Biennale opening, that deals with the topics of cultural promotion and the exchange of curatorial experiences. The initiative is opened to Central Eastern European experts and curators and to the commissioners of the Venice Biennale responsible for the national pavilions of the CEE countries.
The event is carried out by the Trieste Contemporanea Committee under the auspices of the CEI-Central European Initiative, which, after the experimental edition of 2001, adopted the Venice Forum as one of its Feature Cultural Events.
The Forum is an activity of the international network Continental Breakfast that fosters the creation of partnership projects and multidimensional capacity building exchange programmes in the field of contemporary art in CEE.
The last editions of the event were made possible in Venice thanks to the collaboration support offered by the UNESCO Office in Venice-Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe (BRESCE) and the Ca' Rezzonico-Museum of 18th century Venice / Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia.
Since 2011, and after 'The Fragile Pedestal' seminar for Young European Art Historians, a Session of the CEI Venice Forum has been regularly held in Trieste in Autumn. Beside the discussion of the Forumís topics, it also offers updates on artists, artworks and curatorial projects from Europe and from Friuli Venezia Giulia.

Previous editions:
- 2017 harbour for cultures (H/C)
- 2015 before numbers
- 2013 running time
- 2011 place of encounter
- 2009 the pass
- 2007 outposts
- 2005 the expanded map
- 2003 the promotion of art and culture in central eastern europe
- 2001