Archive for May, 2010

La Leggerezza della Ragione

Monday, May 31st, 2010

barchessa_villa_morosini_grEnrico Bonetto was born in Padova September 27, 1972 by father and mother a seamstress restorer, they inherited a love of materiality and textures. Immediately manifests a passion for design testing prior art then it will follow up studies (civil engineer) to the foundation of ”ETC STUDIO…”; specializing in architecture and design. 1999 is the year in which the artistic production starts to be smooth so far along in a transversal way throughout the history of contemporary art: the style is changed from informal to post impressionist to
minimal art, always reinterpretrato and reinvented in personal key.

Venice Jazz Festival

Friday, May 28th, 2010

jazzThis summer a succession of different concerts will take place on the most beautiful city of the world!

To begin, on July 12th 2010, the famous stylist Pierre Cardin will propose you to have a sneak preview of his new production: a musical called “Casanova, loves and deceits in Venice“. The supervision has been put into the hands of Rodrigo Basilicati who imagined the traditional Opera with signed costums of the designer.

67th Venice International Film Festival

Friday, May 28th, 2010

leone_doroThe aim of the Festival is to raise awareness and promote all the various aspects of international cinema in all its forms: as art, entertainment and as an industry, in a spirit of freedom and tolerance.
The Festival includes retrospectives and homages to major figures as a contribution towards raising awareness of the history of cinema. The official line-up of the 67th Festival will be announced during a press conference to be held in Rome at the end of July 2010.

L’avogaria Jazz 2010

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Jazz is back in Venice with two free concerts at L’Avogaria Theather! The event is promoted by Theolonius Monk School and the Association Caligola.

The first concert will be held tomorrow 27th June at 21:30 by the Duo Pietro Tonolo (tenor sax) and Giancarlo Bianchetti (guitar). The second will be held the 3rd June, always at 21:30, by the Nigredo Trio : Nicola Fazzini (sax), Alessandro Fedrigo (bass and special effects) and Carla Alberto Carnevali (drums and computer).
These two concerts are Free of Charge, so if you want to partecipate is better to reserve a place (the theather is very small, about 100 places!!!).

For more information and reservations please contact:
Caligola Association
Tel. 041 962205 – .
L’Avogaria Theather
Corte Zappa, Dorsoduro 1617
Tel 041 5209270


Exposition “Russias! Memory, distortion, immaginary.” at Ca’ Foscari Palace

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

gouachem“Russias! Memory, distortion, immaginary.”

The curators Giuseppe Barbieri and Silvia Burini propose to “show” you the Story and the stories of Russia in the whole XX century through Art, gathering, for the first time, works coming from two private collections and little known by the public: the collection Morgane and the Sandretti one.

Flemish and Dutch Drawings at the Ca’ D’Oro Palace

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

ca_doroThe Ca’ d’Oro, an ancient patrician residence of the fifteenth-century, gathers the art collection which Baron Giorgio Franchetti, who bought the building in 1894, gave to the State.
In this house, decorated with a Venetian Gothic style, through fascinating architectonical glimpses,
it is possible to admire paintings of the Venetian school among which the famous San Sebastiano by Andrea Mantegna, works of the Tuscan and the Flemish school, wonderful bronze statues and Renaissance statues as well.

12th Biennale of Architecture Venice : People Meet In Architecture

Friday, May 14th, 2010

The 12th edition of Biennale of Architecture will begin soon. It will be open from August 29th to November 21st and its vernissage on the 26th,27th and 28th of August at the Giardini, the Arsenal and in many points of the city. Thousand of visitors will be able to admire the projects of architects from all over the world!
The event will be managed by the architect Kazuyo Sejima, the first woman to conduct this international appointment. She just received the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize 2010. There will be two main projects within the 12th Exhibition: “Architecture Saturdays” and “Destination Biennale di Venezia. Universities meet in architecture”.

Architecture Saturdays is an initiative organized by the Biennale and consists in a serie of meetings with architects, critics and figures from the world of architecture in Italy and abroad. Thirty-five years after the first architecture exhibition to be held by the Biennale di Venezia. “Architecture Saturdays” intends to explore the history of the exhibitions that have been held since then, inviting the directors of those editions to a meeting with the public. Each Saturday there will be a meeting, moderated not only by the current director, Kazuyo Sejima, but also by each director of the preceding editions of the Exhibition.

With “Destination Biennale di Venezia. Universities meet in architecture”, the Biennale turns to universities and educational institutes, offering a visit to the Exhibition planned and organized by the institutions and representing a significant didactic and training experience.
Architecture Section
Tel: +39 041 5218711
Fax: +39 041 5218812
Ca’ Giustinian, San Marco 1364/A
30124 Venezia

Kazuyo Sejima

Happy Spritz at the Peggy Guggenheim

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

When also aperitif becomes art!!!

Every monday of May comes back the formula “HappySpritz”.

After the big sucess of the last year, comes back at the Collection Guggenheim the rendez-vous with “Happyspritz Guggenheim”, the aperetif “of art” which attracted more than 4 thousand people the past spring, people who wanted to share a moment culturaly stimulating in the garden of Palazzo Venier dei Leoni.

Every monday of May from 07:00pm to 09:30pm, the Peggy’s house will open again its own doors to the young people and not only, for a rendez-vous dedicated to art, music and Spritz the famous venitian drink. The formula doesn’t change: the entrance cost is 7 euro (free only for possessors of the Young Pass, the Guggenheim Membership and the under 26) and offers the possibility to visit the collection and the temporary exposition called “Utopia Matters. From the brotherhoods to the Bauhaus”, with 2 spritz offered and the music of a dj. 
Every monday of May (17, 24, 31), from 07:00pm to 09:30pm at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

Contact: 704 Dorsoduro, I-30123 Venezia
Open daily 10am-6pm (closed Tuesdays and December 25)
tel +39.041.2405411



Biennale 2010: the first time of Rwanda.

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Vegetal fibres as characters of the Architecture Exposition in Venice.

For the first time in the history of the Biennale, the african state of Rwanda will have this year its own space of exposition!!!

Characters: The vegetal fibres. Between tradition and innovation.
The commissioner (and co-curator with Bettina Shol-Sabbatini), will be Mr. Morpurgo. The exposition is entitled “Moebius” and will be located in the Palazzo Mangilli-Valmarana, a few steps from Campo Santi Apostoli, and in the Magazzini Ligabue 7 in the Dorsoduro Sestiere. Cultural exchanges will be made with italian students and people from Rwanda, a people profoundly attached at the handicraft.

Contact:  Fondazione Claudio Buziol
Palazzo Mangilli -Valmarana
Cannaregio 4392
30121 Venezia Italy

Rwanda at Venice Biennale 2010