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JENNY HOLZER War Paintings

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

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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

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

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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

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

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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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Becoming Marni

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

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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

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

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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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FOR THE SAKE OF PEACE

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

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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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GRISHA BRUSKIN ALEFBET: THE ALPHABET OF MEMORY

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

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For the first time in Venice, Grisha Bruskin (Moscow1945) offers us an evocative and inspiring exhibition, a complicated rebus but not impossible to decipher:
Alefbet is an alphabet of Kabbalistic nature, populated by 160 figures including angels and demons from the animal world, men pierced by lightning or carrying upon the shoulders their own shadow.
A pictorial Carnival, a little fairy, a sort of “archaeological” reconstruction of Shoa where fragments of a lost past resurfaces, experienced only indirectly by the artist, through the stories of relatives.

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Correr Museum – Empress Elizabeth’s Rooms

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

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In the magnificent St. Mark’s square you can find a place where extraordinary pieces of art are shown to the public and where a number of art exhibitions take place: Correr Museum.
One of the reasons for paying a visit is that of admiring the rooms which were occupied by Empress Elizabeth of Austria, the famous and beloved Sissi, during her first stay in Venice in 1856.

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The Gaze of Ivan Glazunov

Friday, November 7th, 2014

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Since 15th october at Querini Stampalia Foundation is hel the Exposition “The Gaze of Ivan Glazunov “.
Part of the Exposition are paintings, antique dresses and precious object from the personal collection of the russian artist. The aim of this particular exhibition is to make people aware of the loss of Russian (and European) traditions who distinguished our culture during the past centuries.

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DIVINE Splendor of scene

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

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Opens on August 30, 2014 until January 11, 2015 at the Franchetti gallery the exhibition DIVINE Splendor of the scene.
The uniqueness of the monumental complex of the Ca’d’Oro offers now a particular sector of decorative arts: the “creative jewellry” from the collection of Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo.

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