Sunday March 24, 2019

From 4/8/2016 to 11/15/2016

Palazzo Cini


Starts April 8 with an exceptional exhibition of masterpieces from the Veneto belonged to Vittorio Cini Palazzo Cini 2016 season at San Vio.

The Cini Foundation pays tribute to the great patron presenting, for the first time gathered, Venetian paintings from his collection.


Opens the new season with a tribute to Vittorio Cini of Palazzo Cini at San Vio, House-Museum, once the home of the great patron of the arts, which houses the collections of paintings from Tuscany and fares already in his personal collection.


From 8 April to September 5, 2016 second-story spaces will see together the most important Venetian paintings from his vast collection, including masterpieces by Titian, Lotto, Guardi, Canaletto and Tiepolo, works that are now on public display for the first time together.


The exhibition created for the occasion by the Institute of art history of the Giorgio Cini Foundation, directed by Luca Massimo Barbero, returns, through a thirty masterpieces selected, the quality of one of the most important collections of ancient art of the last century and allows us to better understand the shape and taste of Cini, who, with the help of advisers such as Bernard Berenson , Federico Zeri and Joseph Fiocco, secured the most representative names of the Venetian school, from the 14th to the 18th century. 

From 3/19/2016 to 6/19/2016

Gallerie dell'Accademia


97 works, including three of the Galleria dell'Accademia di Venezia and the other the result of loans from other museums, including the National Gallery of art, the Morgan Library in New York, the National Gallery in London and the Pinacoteca di Brera.

A total investment exceeding 1 million euros, largely from private funds, including the World Monuments Found.

These are the figures of the exhibition ' Aldus Manutius. The Renaissance of Venice ', which opens on March 19 at Galleria dell'Accademia di Venezia.

The exhibition, which can be admired until 19 June, was presented at the Mibact, the Minister of cultural heritage and tourism, Dario Franceschini, the Director of the lagoon complex, Paola Marini, the curator Guido Beltramini and Cesare De Michelis, President of the Committee for the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the death of Manutius.

In the path of the visit can be admired more than thirty rare editions printed in the late FIFTEENTH and early sixteenth century. At the heart of the exhibition, masterpieces of Giorgione, Carpaccio, Giovanni Bellini, Cima da Conegliano, Titian, Lorenzo Lotto and Pietro Lombardo. Works that are living proof of the Manuzio project and his books entwined, in Venice, with a new art nourished by publication of the Greek and Latin Classics.

The exhibition presents the story of the man who invented the modern book and the concept of publishing, transforming the international capital of printing.

From 4/7/2016 to 8/7/2016

Casa dei Tre Oci Fondamenta Zitelle, 43


From 7 April to August 7, 2016, Helmut Newton exhibition. Photographs.

White Women/Sleepless Nights/Big Nudes shows, for the first time in Venice, over 200 pictures of Helmut Newton, one of the most important and celebrated photographers of the twentieth century.

The exhibition, curated by Matthias Harder and Denis Curti, is organized in collaboration with the Helmut Newton Foundation.

Is the result of a project started in 2011 by June Newton, widow of the great photographer. The exhibition collects images of White Women, Sleepless Nights and Big Nudes, Newton published the first three books in the late ' 70, volumes now considered legendary and the only treated the same Newton.

In selecting photographs, Newton puts in sequence, next to each other, the shots made for patrons with those made freely for themselves, constructing a narrative in which the style, the discovery of the elegant gesture behind the existence of a fact further, of a story that is going to the Viewer to interpret.


White Women

In White Women, published in 1976, Newton chose 81 images (color and black and white 39 42), introducing for the first time the nude and Eroticism in fashion photography. Poised between art and fashion, the shots are mostly female nudes, through which featured contemporary fashion. These visions originate in art history, particularly in the Maya desnuda and Maya vestida of Goya, preserved in the Prado in Madrid. The provocation launched by Newton with the introduction of a radical nudity in fashion photography was then followed by many other photographers and directors and will remain a symbol of his personal artistic production.


Sleepless Nights

They are still women, their bodies and their clothes, the protagonists of Sleepless Nights, released in 1978. In this case, however, Newton is on its way to a vision that transforms the images from fashion photography to portraits, portraits and reportages almost from the crime scene. Is a volume with a more retrospective collecting 69 photos (color and black and white 38 31) made for various magazines (Vogue, of all people) and that's what defines his style making it an icon of fashion photography. The subjects, usually half-naked models wearing orthopedic corsets, women harnessed with leather seats, and Dummies mostly lovingly connected to real human beings, are systematically read out of the studio, often provocative attitudes, suggesting a use of fashion photography as a mere pretext to realize something totally different and very personal.


Big Nudes

With this volume of 1981, Newton reaches the title role in the history of the image of the late twentieth century. The 39 black and white shots of Big Nudes inaugurate a new dimension of human photography: the giant who, by this time, entering in galleries and museums around the world. In the artist's autobiography published in 2004, Newton explains how full nudes shot in the studio with medium format camera, from which he produced life-size prints of Big Nudes, had been inspired by posters circulated by German police to search for the terrorist group of the RAF (Red Army faction).

There is a strong presence inside shots of nude women or completely nude.

The photographer, a figure so masculine that never appears in the shots, a strong figure, that controls the set. Who is master of the art, careful and painstaking observer behind the lens of his camera. And it is in the photograph "Self-portrait with wife June and models", which acts as a "cover" to view the three Oic that are unable to observe this peculiarity: the master reflected on a mirror, which controls and directs his orchestra, with wife June to watch sitting in a Chair. Because to eroticism and art it also adds that voyeurism so dear to Helmut Newton.

Friday, 29 August 2014 06:06


The curious installation/Pavilion (a tea house in glass) Glass Tea House Mondrian by Sugimoto in San Giorgio
Until November 29, 2014, on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice as part of the activities organized by Le Stanze del Vetro, is open to the public "Glass Tea House Mondrian", a temporary Pavilion designed by Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto.
It is a unique initiative, where the Pavilion itself becomes the exhibition the visitor can interact, and new compared to those submitted so far by Le Stanze del Vetro, widening the horizons project and involving artists of international renown in designing pavilions or installations, modelled on the "Pavilion Series" of the Serpentine Gallery in London.
"Glass Tea House Mondrian" by Hiroshi Sugimoto is inspired by the Japanese tradition of tea ceremony, as was reformed by master Sen no Rikyû.
The opera "Glass Tea House Mondrian" consists of two main elements, a glass cube and a cedar wood garden that hosts it.
The outdoor garden (40 m long, width 12.5) meanders through a path that includes a long water tank glass mosaic and that leads the visitor within a glass cube (2.5 x 2.5 meters) where is officiated a tea ceremony according to the centuries-old Japanese tradition.
Only two people at a time are allowed inside the tea house, while the remaining maximum 30 visitors are greeted at the sides of the glass cube to watch the performance.
In the frame of the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, "Glass Tea House Mondrian" by Hiroshi Sugimoto buy also a symbolic value by encouraging the visitor to interact freely with the place. In addition, constitutes a space where visitors can experience Japanese tradition combined with modern technology.
The entrance to the tea House is absolutely free
OPEN port 2014 at the Lido of Venice the sculptural works by 30 international artists
The August 28 opens at the Lido of Venice, along with the Film art exhibition, the 17th edition of OPEN, international exhibition of sculptures and installations. The works of thirty international artists who will measure with site-specific interventions at the public areas of Venice Lido and the island of San Servolo will remain on display until September 28, 2014.
OPEN has created over the years a genius loci of Fort international artistic appearances that have made different cultures and traditions on the island by redefining spaces. This creates a wide horizon of linguistic experimentation, whose options in case of the sculpture have become increasingly sensitive to the choice of materials, whether they belong to the statuesque tradition whether they are related to industrial production up to the more surprising installations capable of re-creating processes.
OPEN allows the continuous alternation of sensitivity to imagine contemporary art in public spaces, associated with the fil rouge of collaborations between artists, curators and accomplices in entities ' exciting artistic synergy. It renews the curatorial collaboration with Chang Tsong-zung for China, Ebadur Rahman to Bangladesh and Yang Wen-the Taiwanese participation. In particular, the young artists will be presented from the National Taiwan University of Arts.
Recounts the great challenge of OPEN and its inventor Paolo De Grandis the documentary edited and produced by Marco Agostinelli. During the opening, the artist Iris Brosh will do a performance with the projection of a video filmed on the island of Poveglia.
During the exhibition will be held the 5th Edition of the prize Arte Laguna Special which will be awarded to a young artist selected by the jury of the prize Arte Laguna. This prize will offer the winner a chance to be among the finalists for the prize Arte Laguna 2015 and expose the circuit organised by the same Association.
Friday, 03 January 2014 08:15


The galleries of the Accademia have become, thanks to the addition of the complex of Santa Maria della Carità, the largest Italian Museum

Last week was finally inaugurated in Venice, the new wing of the Gallerie dell'Accademia, home of the largest collection of Venetian art. Enlargement, the restoration, the functional adaptation and installation of the complex of Santa Maria della Carità, received Thursday, December 18, the baptism of the Minister of cultural heritage and activities and tourism, Massimo Bray.

The action returns to the public spaces were occupied by the Academy of fine arts, since 2004, has its new headquarters in the 16th century complex of the Incurables alle Zattere.

The Venetians and visitors can now access Palladian environments, the three court orders, the Tablinum with Renaissance columns and Gothic apse, la scala oasannata ovata by Goethe, who for more than two centuries have hosted students and Faculty of the Academy. The transition from architectural site, already open to the public, the exhibition will be the matter of a few months. The project of the Museum provides for a permanent exhibition from 600 to almost contemporary of the great artists of the fine arts.

The restoration and conservation of old factories, conducted by the Soprintendenza per i Beni Architettonici e Landscapers of Venice and the lagoon, integrate architectural project designed by Tobia Scarpa, doubling the available spaces of the Museum and bringing the current surface to 6,000 square meters to over 12,000 sq.m. The galleries of the Accademia have so transformed in the largest Italian State Museum. Altogether there will be thirty new exhibition rooms, of different sizes, for a total of 3,325 sq.m ready for the exhibition of works of art. The creation of a large basement, intended to most plant equipment, allowed to have about 1,200 square meters of public facilities and suitable spaces for the reception and supervision personnel. It is the Court that access the great Palladian courtyard are finally becoming relevant spaces of the Museum, an area of 1,330 SQFT.
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