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In December 2005, as one of Canada’s chosen artist, Gaber accepted to represent once more Canada and display his most recent innovative engineered convex art work design, during one of the most prestigious European exhibition, the 5th Edition Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea, in Florence, Italy.

During the Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea, Antoine Gaber had the opportunity to meet and discuss with several world renown Artists such as Richard Anuszkiewicz and Christo and Jeanne-Claude, famous sculptors Carole A. Feuerman, USA, Mario Pachioli, Italy, creator of the Lorenzo il Magnifico award and several fellow artists from around the world.

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Gregorio Luke Director of the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach California with Artist Antoine Gaber.

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Gaber had the opportunity to discuss his art with several Museum directors such as Gregorio Luke Director of the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach California, New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, Associate Museum Educator Rosa Tejada, Stefano Francolini, Art Historian and Critic, Direttore settore restauro Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Firenze, Prof. Matty Roca, Critic, art Historian (Mexico), and also a Member of the International Art Critics Association (AICA), and Prof. John T. Spike, member of the Florence Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea International Jury, Director of the Florence Biennial of Contemporary Art, Critic, art Historian (New York).

Some of the Foreign Government representatives, such as Honorary Consul of México in Florence, and the Superintendent of the Cultural Heritage from the Cabinet of the President of the Legislative Assembly, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil, specially recognised Gaber artwork and fundraising initiative and program “Passion for Life “.

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The official Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea 5th Edition Catalogue 2005 distributed to several Art Museum, and Art Galleries around the world also containing Antoine Gaber Listing and Artwork, have already brought during Gaber’s visit at the Biennale new art exhibitions opportunities with International Galleries. Gaber agreed to exhibit his art in several European Countries (Sweden, Switzerland, France, Austria, Germany, Spain) and Latin America (Mexico, Brazil).

During the Florence Biennale 2005 Award Ceremony, Prof. Pasquale Celona, President of the Florence Biennale, awarded Antoine Gaber, Canadian, international impressionist artist painter, and cancer researcher with the prestigious Prize of the “Lorenzo il Magnifico”, in recognition of his International artistic and social fundraising initiative ” Passion for Life” in support of cancer research.

The Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea of Florence, have now joined Antoine Gaber as Artistic Partner, bringing art to life in support of cancer awareness and research with Gaber’s “Passion for Life” Program. This Program will continue to raise additional funds for cancer research and awareness around the world. This important partnering now presents new opportunities for selected Biennale of Florence Artists from around the world to be offered the opportunity to join Gaber’s future International artistic fundraising efforts.

In view of the context of his International fundraising initiative, during the Award Ceremony, Antoine Gaber was the only artist receiving a special permission by the Biennale President to make a speech sharing his vision on his artistic and social fundraising Program “Passion for Life” .

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Photo: Antoine Gaber speech during the award Ceremony at the Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea of Florence

During his short speech, Gaber’s message touched the heart of several of his fellow artist and has subsequently received an amazing support from several of his fellow artist from around the world. This outstanding support has now opened the doors to several new International opportunities with other Artists to further expand Gaber’s “Passion for Life” Fundraising Program around the world as a unified International Artistic Force in support of cancer awareness and research.

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Indeed, Antoine Gaber strives to heal and soothe the viewer with his art (art healing), because absorbing beauty is the first step in any healing of the body and spirit. Through PASSION FOR LIFE International Program, Gaber contributes to the artist’s mission: putting his talent to work for a good cause in an ongoing concern for harmony and communion with people and nature.

As his talent deepens and matures, Antoine ceaselessly strives to enrich his understanding and expression of theworld around him. An increasing presence on the world’s artistic stage is indicative of the piercing vision that guides and shapes Gaber’s ever-evolving oeuvre.
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