The fifth edition of the International Exhibition of 100 Cribs in the Vatican returns, an exhibition that brings together works created by artists from all over the world, who have expressed their creativity in the representation of the scenes of the Nativity.
The exhibition is held in the space below Bernini's Colonnade, in St. Peter's Square. This year 120 nativity scenes will be exhibited, coming from various European countries, such as Ukraine, Hungary, Malta, Slovenia, Slovakia, Croatia, and the world, such as Taiwan, Venezuela and Guatemala. Many of these nations are represented by their respective embassies to the Holy See, which have taken charge of promoting the event in their own countries.
In fact, nativity scenes set in war zones will also be exhibited, such as the one made in Ukraine by Sister Teodosia Polotniuk, of the Donetsk exarchate. At the center of the work is the Nativity recreated in the basement of a structure that recalls the metallurgical plant of Azovstal ', in Mariupol.
The Exhibition will remain open for 5 weeks, from Thursday 8 December 2022 to Sunday 8 January 2023, from 10.00 to 19.30, every day. Admission is free and reservations are not required.