Galleria Alberta Pane
Photographs and books by Surrealist artist and writer Claude Cahun (France, 1894 - 1954) are on show for the first time at the Alberta Pane gallery in Venice. This is an important project that aims to highlight the exceptional research of Claude Cahun (born Lucy Schwob) who, together with her half-sister and life partner Marcel Moore (born Suzanne Malherbe), anticipated discussions on topics of extreme relevance in contemporary society, such as gender and identity. The show is accompanied by a publication with texts by Silvia Mazzucchelli, Miriam Rejas Del Pino, Paola Ugolini and gallerist Alberta Pane. Each volume contains a limited edition Fine Art print, inspired by the work of Claude Cahun/Marcel Moore, created by Marcos Lutyens.
I Owe You - Claude Cahun / Marcel Moore
Works selection by Silvia Mazzucchelli
21 April - 27 August 2022
Beatrice Burati Anderson Art Space & Gallery
8 January - 26 March 2022
Water, the element that inspired the title of the exhibition Winter Seas, invades the space and becomes an absolute protagonist of the works exhibited in the new Venetian space of Beatrice Burati Anderson, which hosts the bi-personal exhibition by Ilaria Abbiento and Mauro Pipani in a compositional symbiosis that includes painting, photography and video installation.
In the works of the artists Ilaria Abbiento and Mauro Pipani the flow of time and memory emerges from interior landscapes, photographs of moods and paintings that become mirrors of a life, in a continuous dialogue between the lagoon and the sea, through the calm language that characterizes the research of both artists, in the name of transparency and feeling.
Basilica di San Giorgio Maggiore e Sacrestia, Venezia
Giampaolo Babetto, internationally well-known artist and creator of jewellery (“wearable architectures”) exhibited in 42 museums around the world and present in the most refined collections, confronts the Sacred. He chooses to do so in the monumental Palladian Basilica of the Abbey of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, historical and artistic heritage of the lagoon city and an unquestioned place of devotion and spirituality.
A cura di Andrea Nante e Carmelo Grasso
Giampaolo Babetto. Segno e Luce
15 January - 3 April 2022
La Galleria Dorothea Van der Koelen
In the change of time
24 April - 27 November 2022
The exhibition presents works of 8 international artists from 6 different countries - 8 different views to a world that is in an extreme change. In these special times - full of horrible experiences like the Covid pandemic on one hand side and the war in Ucrainia on the other hand side - we need to put our eyes to the visual arts and their inventions. We need hope to survive and we need artistic creativity to find solutions, where the politic is out of words. This exhibition is a statement that not the dialogue of weapons, but only the dialogue of culture can help us to build bridges into the future.
mother water, mother mud
chanted meditations with the lagoon
03 April – 05 May 2022
An exhibition of Shira Horesh and Yafit Reuveny
Curated by Marta Blanchietti, Vittoria Brachi, Eleonora Da Col and Leopoldo Zampiccoli.
A recollection of meditations on the creative-destructive power of voice, waters and the female. Reflections moving from the Lagoon, as an ancestral force, an agent of erosion and sedimentation that unmasks the ephemeral nature of the anthropic. Multi-media works (sounds, visuals, performances) by Horesh and Reuveny unfold to visitors in a series of cyclically interconnected acts, in a play of reflections and refractions.
If Venice is a home and a temple, Ikona becomes an intimate shrine, where to sound our own depths, where to chant and meditate, where to re-think and re-shape who we are, and how we exist, in relation to, and together with, the waters of the Lagoon.
L'Insieme Vuoto - Maurizio Donzelli
09 April 2022 - 23 July 2022
The empty set refers to the concept developed by philosopher and art critic Federico Ferrari to define the status of a certain type of image, poised between presence and absence, finite and infinite, immanence and transcendence, nothing and everything. “The empty set refers to a paradoxical concept. It is, in fact, a whole that has no elements and is therefore composed of nothing, but which, as a whole, is something”.
In a contrasting dynamic, where the artistic object is located in an indefinite space between the poles of clarity and evanescence, Maurizio Donzelli carries on his autonomous research in this personal exhibition, aimed primarily at awakening the observer’s gaze. The latter is thus invited to question the mystery of the works on display, in spite of the evidence of their presence, in an attempt to reach that persistently elusive beyond on which the reasons for a deeper aesthetic experience are based.
The exhibition is a careful selection of twenty-five works created with different techniques. We will go from painting, to drawings and pastels, up to the works made in charcoal. The video The Motovun Tape made in 1976 will also be exhibited. The exhibition will be conceived as a chromatic dance, an elegant intertwining of shapes and colors. As embodied in its very name, vitality will be the distinctive note of the whole exhibition. "Živa" in Croatian has two meanings, the first is "alive", the other is "mercury". Both contain the characteristics of movement and speed. When Alberto Moravia spoke of her he described her as "The realist of the invisible". Starting from this sentence, the exhibition becomes an opportunity to discover his art, delve into the realm of the imperceptible and move among the signs and lines of the chromatic abstraction of his works.
28 March 2022 - 30 May 2022
UNICA – Živa Kraus
MARINA BASTIANELLO GALLERY
Unfinished Walks – Michael Höpfner
The Austrian artist Michael Höpfner in his first solo show at Galleria Michela Rizzo will focus on a series of new large-scale drawings, black and white photos, and installations that are the visual expressions of walking trips he undertook over the past few years. Höpfner’s practice is solely based on walking in nature discovering unknown landscapes. His erratic research generates artifacts that reflect on his personal journeys in unfamiliar and remote places.
As the title of the exhibition suggests these hiking trips have a beginning and follow certain walking lines but do not end at certain places: the artist surrenders to contingencies that happen during his walks, going off the trail.
19 February - 19 April 2022
Galleria Michela Rizzo
Paula Rego: Secrets of Faith
23 April - 21 May 2022
Completed in 2002, the works on view depict episodes from the life of the Virgin Mary. ‘Of all my pictures, these were the most fun to make,’ Rego has said, and their importance can be measured by the fact that many have remained in her own collection; for years she kept one work from the cycle, Descent from the Cross, on her bedroom wall. This exhibition features additional works from the cycle and a number of related watercolours that reveal Rego’s thought processes as she depicts Mary viewed from the lived experience of women – embracing the Virgin’s iconography while unseating serene and ethereal depictions from art history, finding the most pertinent parts of the story and dramatising them in ways that speak beyond the traditional narrative. Rego’s challenge in telling the story not just from the Virgin’s perspective but from the position of an embodied female figure is one that drew on her knowledge of the Old Masters, Christian art and religious texts, as well as her own experience of flesh and faith.