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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Casa Macchietta is a new service, a space for children in a venetian cultural institute, proposed by Querini Stampalia Foundation.
Visitors can leave their children (between 3 and 6 years!!!) during their visit at the museum, the library, or for anything else, in this place. The multilingual staff will entertain them with games, activities and workshops.
This service can be used also during the Carnival, and the schedule of the activities for the children will be connected to the theme of Nature and Fantasy of the Carnival itself!!!
The exhibition, open until May 12, 2013, is a collection of 142 watercolors, etchings, gravers and preparatory drawings in ink of the famous view of the De Barbari. The view in question is a woodcut in six tables, a view of Venice bird sight style where the Arsenale is the main subject, a place where once were built the vessels of the Serenissima.
Viaggio in Italia is a trip the artist undertakes in the Italian provinces—and elsewhere—using only local transit and taking with him only the bare minimum, with no planned route or destination, and which takes shape based on the situations and circumstances he encounters.
Statues, cups and little plates, tea, coffee and chocolate services from the Eighteenth to the Nineteenth Century, hatching the “perfume of a past period”, rebuild the taste of the world that has thought and produced them, making you enjoy the magic of a time, now far away.
Until the 30th May 2010 at Querini Stampalia Foundation will be held an exposition dedicated to Anita Sieff, her first one here in Venice.
The exposition goes back an forth between the museum and the “house”, creating a connection between the people who live in the house now and the one who lived there in the past.
Many operas and installations has been created for this museum. Pictures, movies, designs and video installation place past and present one beside the other, showing them in a unique space-time sequence.
For more information please check the official website www.querinistampalia.it .