Posts Tagged ‘Punta della dogana’

Punta della Dogana – A new François Pinault’s collection

Monday, April 18th, 2011

fda9493c9bTheir common denominator is art. Their distinguishing factor is belonging to Venice’s most famous European collection. If the Biennial, which upholds the Lagoon City as the capital of contemporary art, is in a full vortex of preparations, at the Pinault Foundation, too, people are working round the clock.

Praise of the doubt – The New Exhibition at Punta della Dogana

Monday, March 14th, 2011

mostra-2011-punta-della-dogana-veneziaThe new venue of Punta della Dogana will be closed during March to allow the mounting of a new exhibition curated by Caroline Bourgeois, “Praise of the doubt”. The official opening date will be April 10, 2011.

Damaged Sculpture at Punta della Dogana Museum

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

The episode happened on Dec. 28th but it has been disclosed only few days ago.
An opera by Mike Kelley exposed on the “Città Rossa Room” has been damaged and a column stolen. The opera is insured for one million of Euros.

The vandal is an aged man, blameless, artist and journalist, he during the years he published various operas reviews. He has been identified by the security system cameras of the museum.

Mike Kelley - Kandor

New appointment at Punta della Dogana

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Today at Punta della Dogana there will be a class about the operas of Fishli & Weiss (part of “Mapping the Studio” exposition).
This is the first of 30 appointments, one every Wednesday until the 9th June 2010. Today the subject will be “Talk with the opera. Experience the contemporery art”. The lesson (by Angela Vettese) will be organised as in the past: an exchange of ideas about an opera wich is in front of you.

This is mainly addressed to the students of Ca’ Foscari (Venice’s University) and Accademia, but also to any venetian or tourist who want to partecipate. Starting from 18:00 there will be the Happy Hoour at the Museum’s café, until the closing time.

Not every presentation will be at Punta della Dogana, the next one (14th October 2009) will be at Palazzo Grassi.

The aim of this project is to involve the public in the activities of Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana: a new kind of Museum!!!

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