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Ancient buildings, historical churches and secular monuments… you could think Venice is an island where the time has stopper and the past is the most important dimension…
On the contrary, Venice is a lively city with thousands of proposals and characterized by a vivid artistic enthusiasm!
– Madame Fisscher.
In this exhibition Urs Fischer transforms Palazzo Grassi that becomes art itself: in Palazzo Grassi’s main hall, you can find a mock-up of his London Studio up to the finest details, from the perimeter masonry to placing all those objects whose everyday function is far from being artistic; at the first floor, the exhibition spaces have been redistributed with opening walls and creating steps now lead up to the Grand Canal, thus restoring the original building appearances of the noble mansion and the focus ware the household items.
Among the thirty works on show, with In Dubio pro Reo and The Lock of 2007, and prior A Thing called Gearbox
Open every day from 10 am to 7 pm.
Except on Tuesdays and on the 24th, 25th December.
Last entrance at 6 pm.
– “PICASSO and VOLLARD. The genius and the art dealer” at the Palazzo Franchetti.
For the first time in Italy, you’ll be able to admire, in the wonderful rooms of the Palazzo Franchetti on the Grand Canal, the 150 works that illustrate in depth the long and thwarted ties between the art dealer Ambroise Vollard and Pablo Picasso, who become the greatest artist of the twentieth century .
More than 100 carvings are displayed in the Vollard Suite such as the Minotauromachia, perhaps Picasso’s greatest graphic masterpiece, the 30 original etchings for the Histoire Naturelle by Buffon, the etchings of theSaltimbanchi, with the infamous etching ‘Le repas frugal al Chefs d’oeuvre inconnue’ by Balzac.
When in 1901 Picasso arrived in Paris, he was just a young artist unknown who wanted to success in the world of art . Vollard was one of the first person who gave him the chance to display his paintings in a gallery, being a skillful merchant-editor able to promote the emerging artists among the European and American collectors.
A 40 years relationship involved the two men deeply until the death of Vollard in the 1939. This complexity has been well represented in this exhibition.
Palazzo Franchetti, Campo Santo Stefano 2842, ponte dell’Accademia
6 april – 8 july 2012
Mon – Sun h 10.00-19.00
– “Double-cross. The ambiguity of the photographic image” on show at the BLM
This exhibition have been organized in collaboration with the Photography Foundation and will be displayed at the Gallery in St. Marks’ Squa¬re until June 24th 2012. 49 photos, 9 videos and an installation made by international artists and that belong to the collection of contemporary photo¬graphy of the Cassa di Risparmio di Modena Foundation. With immediacy end efficiency the pictures make you ask many questions often unsolved about the contemporary time and about the existence.
The works offer interesting cues or simply new point of view to think about and underline how often the images communicate an ambiguous message different from what they really mean.
Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa
Galleria di Piazza San Marco 71/c, Venezia
From April 5th to June 24th 2012
wed-sun 10.30am – 5.30pm
Monday and Tuesday closed
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