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The exhibition marks the 30th anniversary of assign to Sigmar Polke the Golden Lion on the occasion of the 42nd Venice Biennial in 1986, the year in which the artist creates Athanor in Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany.

With Athanor Sigmar Polke develops techniques and patterns that will be the focus of his later research and that today constitute the core themes of the exhibition at Palazzo Grassi: alchemical experimentation and political unrest.

The show follows a chronological path backward: it's Axial Age, the monumental cycle of paintings created between 2005 and 2007 and installed in the atrium of Palazzo Grassi.

Ninety exhibits on two floors of the Palazzo Grassi retrace the versatile search for Sigmar Polke at the end of the year 2000 early in his career in the 1960s.

In his works the theme of Alchemy is intertwined with the political dimension, in the continuous references to contemporary as in ancient history: the creative universe of Sigmar Polke is a disrupted flow between figuration and abstraction, between allusions to art history and references to this in the construction of a personal imagery, rich and multifaceted.

From 28 May to 27 November at the Giardini and Arsenale


Open to the public from Saturday 28 May to Sunday November 27, 2016, at the Giardini and Arsenale, 15. International architecture exhibition entitled REPORTING FROM THE FRONT, directed by Alejandro Aravena and organized by La Biennale di Venezia presided by Paolo Baratta.


The exhibition will be accompanied by 64 national participations in the historic pavilions in the Giardini, Arsenale and in the historic centre of Venice. Are 5 countries present for the first time: the Philippines, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Seychelles and Yemen.

The Italy Pavilion at the Tese delle Vergini in the Arsenale, supported and promoted by the Ministry of cultural heritage and tourism, General Directorate of contemporary art and architecture and urban suburbs, was entrusted to the curatorial team TAMassociati: Chris Lam, Raul Pacheco, Simone Sahu.

The View REPORTING FROM THE FRONT will form a single exhibition from Central Pavilion (garden) at the arsenal, including 88 participants from 37 countries. Of these 50 are present for the first time, and 33 are the architects under 40. In addition to national participations alongside side events spread throughout the city

From 5/20/2016 to 9/30/2016

Various museums Piazza San Marco


From Friday to Sunday, the Doge's Palace and Museo Correr stay open until 11pm.

After the excellent results obtained with the extraordinary opening of the 1 St of may of the city's museums, strongly backed by the Mayor of Venice Luigi Bankar, which was attended by ben 10,235 total viewers and in the Correr and 7813 Ducal people at 18 a.m. 23 399, the Fondazione Musei civici di Venezia decided to continue the experience.


Hence, in the framework of the initiatives aimed at creating new opportunities to visit the heritage and collections of Venice, we have agreed to start a late opening in museums of Marciana Area-the Doge's Palace and Museo Correr- the summer starting next May 20.


This programme provides for the extension of opening hours until 23.00 hours on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.


Main purpose of the initiative is to offer the citizens of Venice, in the metropolitan area and all tourists a broader programming, encouraging young people and that audience that normally cannot visit the museums in ordinary opening hours, to discover the artistic and cultural heritage in an exceptional setting.

From 6/1/2016 to 8/7/2016

Landscape Park Via Orsato, 13


Facefood Festival-the village of food. In Marghera, the park landscape, from 1 June to August 7, 2016.

From 18 till 2.

Just A few kilometres from Venice, the first festival dedicated to quality food and good music. Grilled meats, fish dishes, traditional Venetian cicchetti, pizza, snacks, but also international specialities, vegan and sushi. 8,000 square meters dedicated to catering and entertainment with: 8 restaurants, an ice cream shop, a fruit shop and a Starbucks.

Two stages with over 100 concerts and shows. Markets area-children Area bounded-playground.

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.

Thursday, 26 May 2016 09:20

LINO SELVATICO. A second Belle Époque

14 maggio- 31 luglio 2016 Ca’Pesaro – Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna


The exhibition Lino Selvatico, a second Belle Époque, from 14 May to July 31, 2016 at Ca ' Pesaro-International Gallery of modern art, starts with desire to enhance the collections that the Museum were transferred through the intelligent work of capturing the biennales by the municipality of Venice.

The exposure part from the best known painter, born in Padua in 1872 and died in Biancade (TV) in 1924 — female images and some masterpieces preserved in collections of Ca ' Pesaro, as gray Riding Hood of 1903, the portrait of the Countess Annina Morosini of 1908 and 1922 mother and son.

At the heart of the retrospective twenty-five works spanning the artistic career of Lino Selvatico: a selection small but precious, which highlights the issues and interests prevail.

Through a path divided into three sections, female, Family and model, that reflect the same themes explored by Lino Selvatico during his long and prolific career, the exhibition will be a unique opportunity to rediscover some masterpieces of Ca ' Pesaro, in a sometimes surprising comparison with works of production less collector.

Emerge then an artist of great thickness, of which describes factors such as large format portraits executed by Venetian and milanese high society, but also lesser-known episodes, linked to the imaginary and the Visual culture of the Belle Époque.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog published by LSWR GROUP (Milan, 2016), edited by Christian Sant, with contributions by Elizabeth Barisoni, Silvia Banks, Clarissa Chakravarti, Irene Source, Sergio Marinelli, Michela Miraval, Jeanne Nadig, Ivano Sartor and Nico string, that represents a significant update of historical studies and a more precise placement of some important aspects of the life and production of the artist.

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
Friday, 29 August 2014 06:04


The Venetian summer this year is enriched by a new interesting event, Goldoni Experience.
For all the summer months until November 2, 2014 the Teatro Goldoni of Venice offers a new and unique theatrical experience. Goldoni Experience is a unique Fresco of Venice designed by Giuseppe Emiliani: more goldonian lyrics were adapted to become a grandiose show who wants to be a dutiful homage to Carlo Goldoni and the splendid city that surrounds his entire theatrical repertoire.
One of the last evenings of carnovale, Le massere, La putta onorata, jealous women, Il campiello, The coffee shop, just to mention a few, were joined together by a dramatic edge that allows you to enter and exit from multiple plots on a single path. The scene is of the unforgettable Emanuele Luzzati. The actors move in costumes of Stefano Nicolao and music by Massimiliano strength.
With the launch of this project, which is currently sailing S.p.A partnership. and the Caffè Florian, reality of excellence of our city; the great Venetian playwright, "an author so tied to" intimate sincerity of the theatre "and the" truth of the world "who turned the scene into a clear mirror in which every face finds its truth and every character of his world and his era finds its echo" may finally have a stable presence in the city's cultural programming.
The show has subtitles in English
At the end of the show will be offered to all viewers an aperitif
The theatre is equipped with air conditioning
Duration of performance: 90 minutes
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