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Enhancing contemporary art in the Venetian area.

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The contemporary art galleries are valves that channel the time in which we live and anticipate the one we will live in soon, because their clocks are always fast. Otherwise Venice is a city full of chasms, trapdoors, and wells that make you plunge deep into the past.

Don’t you see them? They’re everywhere. Behind every corner, there’s a church; cross a bridge, there’s another palazzo; further on a museum waits. These places invite you to cross their thresholds; you enter, and in a flash you’re in another age. Even the names of a calle or a campiello, if read well, can tell you their story – fabulous, ferocious, or funny as it might be. But it too belongs to the past, it hypnotizes you like a time machine made of words.

The whole city is full of vortices that suck you into distant points, into the life that went on before us. Walking around Venice means being absorbed by centuries past, to be set down at different levels of temporal depth: Gothic, Renaissance, the 18th century… The generations that preceded us planted irresistible traps that still work perfectly. It’s good to let yourself be caught. But in a city like this, perhaps more than any other, someone has to make the present flow, invent it and prefigure the future. The contemporary art galleries pursue this vital task: renewing time, ensuring the health of an organism that would otherwise be made of just legacy, monuments, solidified memories, and too often their crass sale as souvenirs and trinkets.

The contemporary art galleries give what’s new and unpredictable, what hasn’t yet been, a chance. They pursue it passionately and freely; they help it spring forth. This map invites you to discover the sources brimming over with the days to come. Try to follow it. Discover the unexpected.

 

Tiziano Scarpa

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For updates on inaugurations, events and exhibitions in Venice, as well as events organised by Venice Galleries View, have a look at the events calendar. 

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23 April 2022- 27 November 2022

Venice Art Biennale 2022

The Milk of Dreams 

Giardini/ Arsenale / Forte Marghera 

03 September 2022 - 27 November 2022

Quayola. Forze/Vettori/Cromie. Tempeste digitali e moti in espansione

Nancy Genn. Hand made papers (Project Room)

Marignana Arte, Dorsoduro 141, Rio Terà Catecumeni

08 October 2022 - 23 December 2022

Be Water, My Friend - group show

Alberta Pane, Dorsoduro 2403H, Calle dei Guardiani​

23 September 2022 

Delicate Question - group show

Beatrice Burati Anderson, Calle de la Madonna, 1976 (Campo San Polo) 

01 September 2022 - 30 October 2022

The Halberstadt, Michèle searching for Max

Ikona Gallery, Campo del Ghetto Nuovo 2909

10 October  2022 - 25 November 2022

Nico Angiuli. Metal-mezzadria

Marina Bastianello Gallery, via Pascoli 9C, Venezia Mestre

01 October 2022 - 31 November 2022

Lucio Pozzi. Il Vento di Mercurio

Galleria Michela Rizzo, Isola della Giudecca 800 Q

05 November 2022 - 10 December 2022

Hedda Sterne: Metamorphoses

Victoria Miro Venice, San Marco 1994

24 April 2022 - 27 November 2022

In the change of time

La Galleria Dorothea Van Der Koelen, San Marco 2566

20 September 2022 - 26 November 2022

Toots Zynsky | Nature and its Image

Caterina Tognon Arte Contemporanea, San Marco 2158

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Venice Galleries View, an initiative made up by nine contemporary art galleries, joined together to enhance and support contemporary art in the Venetian area. 

Venice Galleries View's objective is to consolidate, in first instance in Venice, but also throughout Italy and internationally, the perception of an active, solid and increasingly articulated network of private exhibition spaces, which enrich the offer of museums and foundations and that will enliven Venice and Mestre for all the twelve months of the year.

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