The Venetian schedule of expositions and events for art and architecture aficionados. Here’s our selection!
- Palazzo Bonvicini – ALICE IN DOOMEDLAND – until February 27th, 2022 – Open everyday, 10 am – 6 pm free entry.
The history of Alice in Wonderland through the contemporary eyes of the artists Didier Guillon, the couple Isao and Stephanie Blake and the Venetian Silvano Rubino. Palazzo Bonvicini becomes a playground where both adults and children are invited to explore different installations while reflecting on the encounter of dream and reality, the search of the Self and the dialogue with the unconscious. Seas away from worldly logic, the 4 artists take us on a trip to the fairy-tale world of Alice, each of them through their own, personal artistic language.
- Palazzo Grassi – HYPERVENEZIA – until January 9th, 2022 – Open everyday except for Tuesdays, 10 am – 6 pm.
A meticulous mapping one shutter click after the other: Hypervenezia is a photographic project by Mario Peliti. The project was born in 2006 with the aim of collecting as many pictures as possible of the city during the first years of this millenium. The archive is presented in exposition at Palazzo Grassi through a picture itinerary: from San Marco to Dorsoduro, the route takes us on a solitary promenade in a city with no trace of people. As of today the archive counts more than 12,000 pictures, although the goal would be to reach 20,000 pictures by 2030.
Peliti, who landed in Venice as a young boy following his studies’ course, captures a Venice in becoming which flees the ordinary visitor, and immortalizes it in its authenticity and entirety. Venice Urban Photo Project is the gaze of someone who got more deeply into a city you only thought you had seen completely; at times it has even surprised Venetian visitors themselves with pictures of places inaccessible to the public. The exposition is part of the various events and exhibits dedicated to the 1600th anniversary of the city.
- Punta della Dogana – Bruce Nauman, CONTRAPPOSTO STUDIES – until January 9th, 2022 – Open everyday except for Tuesdays, 10 am – 6 pm.
The American artist B. Nauman, who has been diving into different forms of contemporary art since the 60s, proposes at Punta della Dogana a series of installations where the body and the exploration of sound are the key themes of the exhibition.
The private atelier of the artist becomes a space for performance, a place to experiment with your own body by occupying surfaces, and moving freely with either simple or complex actions. Nauman provokes, destabilizes and surprises the visitor with an itinerary of video installations of ranging dimensions – some being monumental – inspired by classical sculpture and the Greek rule of the contrapposto.
- V-A-C Zattere – NON-EXTRACTIVE ARCHITECTURE – until January 31st, 2022.
Planning without destroying: is it possible? This is the question the exhibition tries to give an answer to with the contribution of experts, designers, scientists of materials, philosophers and planners. The exhibition was defined by its curator as a “work in progress”, therefore a place in constant evolution where it is possible to rethink our present way of doing architecture.
- GAD – THE SPACE WE LIVE IN – until December 31st, 2021.
A series of 12 exhibitions, a wide programme of talks and performances at the art district of Giudecca – “Giudecca Art District”. These events and exhibitions employ the means of contemporary art to treat the concept of the space we live in, as in both the physical place we inhabit and the less physical sphere of relations between people, as well as the relation between man and nature. To not miss any updates on the following dates consult the website.
- Palazzo Mora (European Cultural Center) – TIME, SPACE, EXISTENCE – until November 21st, 2021 – Open everyday except for Tuesdays, 10 am – 6 pm, free entry.
The exhibition is part of a bigger group of collateral events of the Biennale Architettura 2021 distributed throughout the city. The themes are thus linked to the concepts of spatiality and our way of living nowadays. Time, Space, Existence presents the answer of this edition’s question “How will we live together?” under the form of research and experimental studies and, among other things, urban transformations, case studies and projects by young talents, who aim at practicing sustainable architecture. The space also hosts the Pakistan pavilion.
- Fondazione Prada in Venice – STOP PAINTING – until November, 2021 – Open everyday except from Tuesdays, 10 am – 6 pm.
In the face of the changes digitalisation, new social manifestations and other cultural factors brought on, the artist Peter Fischli represents a series of break-points in the history of painting through the last 150 years. This itinerary, subdivided into 10 sections, questions the future of this art by starting from the past. Is painting really destined to get lost forever? Will digitalisation push it forwards or will it cause its definitive decline?
- Curiosity! Dorsoduro Museum Mile is a digital and cultural itinerary which celebrates #venezia1600 by going through 8 centuries of Venetian art – and not only – in the sestiere of Dorsoduro. The main institutions of the area are involved: Gallerie dell’Accademia, Galleria di Palazzo Cini, Collezione Peggy Guggenheim and Punta della Dogana.
The digital appointment will be held every first Tuesday of the month on the respective social accounts of the museums, which will tell you about the architectural, historical and artistic identity of the city. And what’s more, the visitor who purchases a ticket to one of these museums (or possesses a Membership Card) will be able to buy tickets at a reduced price in the other partnering institutions.