Exhibition Date: June 2 - September 25Exhibition Location: Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, St Mark Sq., VeniceDedicated project to the work of the Xijing Men collective, collaborative team composed by artists Chen Shaoxiong (China), Tsuyoshi Ozawa (Japan) and Gimhongsok (Korea).
Exhibition Date: May 31 - September 25Exhibition Location: Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, Palazzetto Tito, VeniceEnrico David works depict vague, uncertain figures, with unstable identities, through which the artist proposes his own language “physiology”, before or after any attempt of putting into words.
Exhibition Date: JUNE 4 - NOVEMBER 27Exhibition Location: Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti / Berengo Centre for Contemporary Art and Glass- MuranoGlasstress is a contemporary art exhibition where important artists and designers of the international art scene match their talents with the use of glass.Video Produced by Syrio.production, videomaker: Savino Cancellara, music by: Max Casacci, Vaghe Stelle
Date: June 2- September 10 2011Gervasutti Foundation, Castello, Venice'Memory of Books' is a site-specific, evocative new installation created withcountless strands of black wool suspended from the walls, floors andceiling.
Date: June 1- November 27 2011Location: Gervasutti Foundation, Castello, VeniceThe inaugural pavilion of Iraq features six internationally-known contemporary Iraqi artists: Adel Abidin, Halim Al Karim, Ahmed Alsoudani, Ali Assaf, Azad Nanakeli, Walid Siti
Date: 31 may - 30 september, 2011Location: Abbey of San Giorgio Maggiore, VeniceTo promote the cause and raise funds for its work, the Venice in Peril Fund has invited a group of distinguished international artists to photograph Venice and create a collection of original images of the city for the 2011 Venice Biennale.
May 29–October 2, 2011The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, VenicePresenting more than 60 works, by almost 50 artists, the exhibition is dedicated to the art dealer and collector Ileana Sonnabend and her love of Italy. On view paintings, sculpture, installations and photography by Italian and international artists such as Pistoletto, Merz, Fontana, Manzoni, Rauschenberg, Koons, Sugimoto, Esser.
Tintoretto (Domenico Robusti) - "the last supper", 1594Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Italyoil on canvas 1594, 365 x 588 cmWikipedia: "A comparison of Tintoretto's final The Last Supper with Leonardo da Vinci's treatment of the same subject provides an instructive demonstration of how artistic styles evolved over the course of the Renaissance. Leonardo's is all classical repose. The disciples radiate away from Christ in almost-mathematical symmetry. In the hands of Tintoretto, the same event becomes dramatic, as the human figures are joined by angels. A servant is foregrounded, perhaps in reference to the Gospel of John 13:14-16. In the restless dynamism of his composition, his dramatic use of light, and his emphatic perspective effects, Tintoretto seems a baroque artist ahead of his time."(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tintoretto)
54th Biennale di VeneziaMay 29 - June 15, 2011Giardino delle Vergini in the ArsenaleNY based artists Doug and Mike Starn have been invited to participate with an official collateral event to the Biennale to build a monumental bamboo structure, next to the Peggy Guggenheim collection on the Grand Canal, entitled Big Bambú Venice. The central aspect of the sculpture-in-growth is a 15m tall hollow tower of bamboo, with a trail spiraling up to the top reaching a 6m wide roof top lounge, or Altana (with limited access). The Starns and their crew of rock climbers will continue to lash together bamboo, sustaining the spiral upward until the closing day of the sculpture on June 15th.As Big Bambú is about the continual evolution of living things, Doug and Mike Starn have cut several of the fragments out of the installation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY, where the piece has been exhibited to great acclaim in 2010, in addition to 2,000 fresh poles harvested from a farm in France. The Starns: “We are grafting a new Big Bambú and using the poles from the Met as stem cells. The Venice piece will still be the Metropolitan piece but also a new one. Big Bambú is always growing and changing and becoming something new-- as we all are.”Set against Canale Grande and its Renaissance backdrop, Big Bambú suggests the complexity and energy of an ever-changing living organism. The chaotic network, perfectly stable and amazingly strong due to its thousands of interconnected poles lashed together, is for the Starns an echo of the growth of life of individuals, societies, history, as well as metaphors of the structure of thought. Big Bambú is in permanent motion, bridging the realms of architecture, performance and sculpture. Visitors can witness the continuing creation and evolving incarnations of Big Bambú created by the artists and their team of rock climbers over the next weeks.After Venice, Big Bambú will travel to Vienna and find a new form in Spring 2012 at T-B A21.
1 June – 18 September 2011Fondazione Querini Stampalia, VeniceThe exhibition intend to be, above all, a significant tribute to the work of Marisa Merz.One of the most significant and interesting artists of the past forty years and indisputably a protagonist of the Italian art scene since the end of the 1960s when she became part of the important Arte Povera movement, Marisa Merz has become known over the years for a career which developed in a highly personal and, at times, solitary manner.