VIA Partner Travel: 2022 European Experience

Artful is delighted to partner with VIA Art Fund to offer a three country European excursion which includes documenta, a special studio tour with Wu Tsang in Zurich and a finale exploring the Venice Bienale, including the Arsenale, Giardini and other satellite exhibitions. We have designed with VIA a unique European experience for partners, including special access to multiple art venues. The experience will focus on visits to key documenta and Venice biennale exhibitions, including VIA supported work of Simone Leigh in the US Pavilion. 

This trip will be led by VIA Director Brooke Davis Anderson who will help partners to investigate important cultural topics rasied by Cecilia Alemani Director of the Venice Biennale and ruangrupa artistic director for documenta 15. Wu Tsang will share her process as we tour her studio. Our global art network will benefit partners as our friends from the art world join us at meals throughout the trip as guests, sharing their insider knowledge. Whether this is your first trip to the biennale or your 10th you will be in for a special treat!

In creating this trip for you, we have focused on what we believe are the most important aspects of a memorable art experience—first class art, gracious hospitality and impeccable service. We aim to engage you in discussion about the art as you bond with old and new VIA partners and explore these art rich cities.

Our European experience is priced at $10,725 per person (and $6900 for a plus one) and includes all transportation, lodging, and meals during your trip. This trip is limited to 20 guests and your booking is requested May 25th, 2022. There is no minimum of guests required to operate this trip, but the price may increase if there are under ten partners. 

Artful's cancellation policy: 50% deposit is required to register with a final deposit taken sixty days prior to the trip. Cancellations before 60 days will receive a full refund minus a $500 administrative fee.  Cancel for any reason (CFAR) trip insurance is recommended and offered during the booking process.

  • An in-depth tour of documenta 15 and the Venice Biennale. 
  • Special studio and residency visit with Wu Tsang in Zurich
  • Executive Director Brooke Anderson guiding you through each collection, artist studio and museum
  • Art insiders will join our group at meals throught the trip
  • Luxury accommodations and fine dining
  •  This is an all-inclusive trip

Credit: Simone Leigh

  • Engage with Via's Executive Director, Brooke Davis Anderson. She will help to ensure an in depth discussion between partners and art guests.
  • Receive a curated and thoughtful introduction to each exhibition and Via sponsored artist, including special exhibitions such as Stanley Whitney's Italian Paintings.
  • Brooke will be joined by curators and other art guests throughout the trip to add their insights into the thought provoking works.
  • Revel in luxury accommodations at centrally located hotels, including the Hyperion in Kassel, Baur Au Lac in Zurich, and Danieli in Venice.
  • Delight in flavorful cuisine that will showcase local flavors
  • Engage with Artful's app showcasing information about each venue, and providing recommendations for pre-trip preparation, including articles on highlighted art programming.

Image: Credit: Matthias Scholz / Alamy Stock PhotoThe shipwrecked migrant child graffiti by Banksy, Venice 2019

  • Accommodations at the Hyperion hotel in Basal, the Baur Au Lac in Zurich, and the Danieli in Venice.
  • Entry to all documenta 15, Venice Biennale, and any additional art destinations.
  • Meals include all breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
  • Transportation provided once you arrive at hotel in Kassel until departure from the hotel in Venice.
  • Flights to Kassel and from Venice and airport transfers from and to each are not provided with our programming.
  • All fees and gratuities, including baggage porter services, are included.

Credit: Sterlinglanier Lanier, Unsplash