Connect Channel was appointed by the South African Department of Arts and Culture in November 2016 to respond to the brief and to project manage the curation and installation of our country’s pavilion. Connect assembled an accomplished project team comprising curators Lucy MacGarry and Musha Neluheni, who were ably supported by Parts & Labour in the design and execution of the installation. The Venice Biennale dates back to 1895, when the first International Art Exhibition was organised. It is one of the pre-eminent international bienniales and cultural institutions in the world, introducing hundreds of thousands of visitors to exciting new art every two years. The 57th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale diVenezia (13 May - 26 November 2017) is directed by Christine Macel, Chief Curatorat the Musée national d’art moderne – Centre Pompidou in Paris.