Global Art Affairs Foundation

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The Global Art Affairs Foundation is a Dutch non-profit organization that aims to heighten the awareness about the more philosophical themes in contemporary art, in particular: Time – Space – Existence, and make these subjects more accessible to a wider international audience. In order to achieve this goal, we organize exhibitions, symposia and we publish.
Art and architecture exhibitions are organized during the Venice Biennale at Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Mora, Palazzo Michiel and Palazzo Rossini.


In order to draw attention towards and to promote specific individuals or projects, the non-profit organization Global Art Affairs Foundation (GAAF) awards every year an artist(s) or architect(s) for his/her/their outstanding concept and execution thereof.
We award the Global Art Affairs Foundation Prize each time to an artist(s) or architect(s) who is dedicated to his/her/their concept over a longer period of time and whereby this concept and the execution thereof is in our opinion of significant meaning for mankind.

The awarded architect of the 2012 Edition of the GAA-Foundation Prize is Arata Isozaki.

In 2012 he presented the exhibition ZHONGYUAN, Administrative Committee of Zhengdong New District + Arata Isozaki, as part of the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale at Palazzo Bembo, within the exhibition “Traces of Centuries & Future Steps”.