JENNY HOLZER War Paintings

October 6th, 2015


Until 22nd November 2015 Venice, Museo Correr – Sala delle Quattro Porte

In collaboration with the Written Art Foundation in Frankfurt, the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia promotes an exhibition, curated by Thomas Kellein , with the scientific direction of Gabriella Belli , of the American conceptual artist Jenny Holzer , a collateral event of 56. Venice Biennale .

The exhibition is a selection of paintings on a war theme by the artist, who lives and works in New York, over the course of ten years: this is a significant change compared to light LED for which she is best known. The twenty works that make up War Paintings - paintings of war- inspired infact by some State documents relating to military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq that followed the events of September 11, 2001. Many of these documents have been made public thanks to the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) , a law that requires U.S. Government agencies to allow the free and public access to their archives, an invaluable resource for researchers, journalists and groups to protect the collective interest.

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Regata Storica 2015 Sunday 6th September 2015

September 2nd, 2015

regata storica

Historical Regatta
is the most important and known regatta in Venice. It’s held every year the first Sunday of September, and this year will be the 6th!!! The actual event was born in 1841 when the Venice and the Venetians asked the permission to the Austrian authorities (at that time Venice was Austrian!!!) to organize a race through the Grand Canal. They wanted to keep trained and “alive” the honor and strength of the gondoliers. Starting from 1866, the Regatta became also a celebration of the past Serenissima Republic. And in 1899 became finally the HISTORICAL Regatta.

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72nd Venice’s international Film Festival

September 1st, 2015

72mostra cinema

72nd Venice’s international Film Festival (organized by Biennale di Venezia) will take place at Lido from 2nd to the 12th September 2015, at the Cinema Palace, Casinò Palace, Sala Darsena and PalaBiennale.

This year’s Director is Alberto Barbera, and godmather will be the actress Elisa Sednaoui.

The main section will be 4: Venice 72 (the main competition, the best film will be awarded with the Gold Lion), Fuori Concorso (a section with the most important operas of the year), Orizons (dedicated to the “beginners”), Venetian Classics (with the restoration of the best operas of the past).

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PORTABLE CLASSIC The classic. Portable and serial.

August 8th, 2015

portable classic

Until September 13 will be visible at Cà Corner (ground and I° st floor), the exhibition, curated by Salvatore Settis and Davide Gasparotto,twin of the exhibition held in the new site of the Fondazione Prada in Milan. The exhibition consists of eighty works, cleverly arranged in an impeccable line up, which extend the theme on classicism and the formation of a collectionism primarly Italian, exploring the origins and function of the reproductions of classical sculptures. The route, which offers thumbnails in different scales of some of the masterpieces of classicism as the Farnese Hercules ,Apollo del Belvedere, Marcus Aurelius, Laocoonte , Torso del Belvedere, can be readas “a snapshot of the social ritual of the collector who shows to visitors and friends the pearls of his collection …”.

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Objects, Work and Tourism Jimmie Durham

July 1st, 2015

Objects, Work and Tourism

A daily flow of thousands of tourists overwhelms Venice every day, tourists that often stays for a single day (or even less) pretending to grasp the beauty, culture and millenary history of this unique city in the world. Becoming themselves target of a satire that often does not recognize the real object of their desire: to capture an intrinsic part of knowledge and the Venetian cultural experience. It is however the same desire expressed by the European intellectual and cultural world in the form of a “pilgrimage to see the Biennials. This means that the European intellectual thought cannot be separated from European tourism, nor from the object created by man, “points out clearly Jimmie Durham. Durham also keep on saying , “tourists and intellectuals share, of Venice, a romantic vision that erases the reality of Venetian workers, which recreate the city constantly, preventing ruin of the city, and reshape it under everybody’s eyes”.

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Becoming Marni

June 23rd, 2015

becoming marni

On the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of Marni (fashion house founded in 1994 by Swiss designer Consuelo Castiglioni), Marni Prisma will occupy until November 22nd spaces of the Abbey of San Gregorio in Venice with “ Becoming Marni “, a site-specific in ‘ scope of the 56th Biennale of Art. Curated by Stefano Rabolli Pansera, under the supervision of Carolina Castiglioni, creative director of special projects at Marni, the exhibition consists of a hundred wooden sculptures made by the self-taught Brazilian artist Véio.

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The Question of Beings

May 28th, 2015


On the occasion of the 56th international art Biennale of Venice, amongst collateral events, Chang Yahon investigates the theme of being with the show “The Question of Beings” visible at the Santa Maria della Pietà (ground floor). Site-specific exposure occurs in a series of new paintings and installations that explore the conscious and unconscious nature of individuals.With these new works Chang questions the diversity and complexity of living beings, in an attempt to learn the similarities and differences between the recesses of human and animal instinct. Yahon Chang reflects his life experiences using the mode of meditative style portraiture: his feelings of rejection, acceptance, love and struggle seem to emerge by the paintings that appear to be made with chaotic, almost random traits, helping to create a singular compositional style.

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The Rock & Roll Public Library

May 28th, 2015

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On the occasion of the 56th Biennale of Arts, opened in Venice the exhibition The Rock and Roll Public Library, site-specific installation of memorabilia collected over 40 years by the musician and producer Mick Jones, former guitarist of The Clash. Organized by Mick Jones himself, James Putnam and Lauren Jones (Alteria Art), the exhibition features some of the personal memorabilia of rock star previously stored in a warehouse in West London. The exhibition is arranged in three rooms on the ground floor at the Institute La Pietà, and is characterized by wall installations, a listening cabin 70s style, shop windows decorated with vivid collage, rare records.

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March 29th, 2015

per il bene della pace

Has been extended until May 3, 2015 the exhibition entitled “for the sake of peace – The long way towards Europe” organised in Palazzo Ducale “ sala dello scrutinio” during the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (July 1 – December 31, 2014).
The exhibition, which focuses on the theme of peace as a supreme value of European culture, collects the valuable documentary heritage from the Archivio di Stato di Venezia, cartographic images and peace treaties between European powers since the peace of Bologna in 1529 to the Declaration on human rights enacted in 1789.The succession of events documented suggests a progressive and growing awareness on the part of European leaders who can see the need to use policy tools to avoid the damages of the increasingly destructive wars , especially for the civilian populations in Europe.

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9° Laguna Art Prize

March 20th, 2015


Saturday 21 March we invite you not to miss the ceremony of 9° International Laguna Art Prize, sponsored, among others, by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Veneto region the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice, and from the IUAV and IED.
The prize (awarded medal by the President of the Italian Republic) aims to promote and enhance the emerging contemporary art, with cash prizes for contest on six sections: painting, sculpture and installations, photographic art, video art and performance, virtual and digital art, environmental art and landscape (land art).

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