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Ai Weiwei in Venice: Memento Mori, a monument to life made of Murano glass

03-10-2022

Ai Weiwei in Venice: Memento Mori, a monument to life made of Murano glass

A gigantic chandelier with no lights, made up of two thousand pieces of black Murano glass, stands out in the Palladio’s basilica in the Abbey of San Giorgio Maggiore, on the island of the same name facing St. Mark’s Square. The Chinese dissident’s artwork celebrates the value of life and awareness of the present.

Fosbury Architecture to lead the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2023

01-08-2022

Fosbury Architecture to lead the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2023

The Fosbury Architecture collective will curate the Italian Pavilion at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition curated by Lesley Lokko for the Biennale of Venice. The collective was founded in Milan in 2013 by architects: Giacomo Ardesio, Alessandro Bonizzoni, Nicola Campri, Claudia Mainardi and Veronica Caprino.

VID Venice Innovation Design third edition

15-07-2022

VID Venice Innovation Design third edition

The third edition of VID Venice Innovation Design will take place on 16 and 17 July on the island of San Servolo in Venice. The enchanting Venetian lagoon will provide the backdrop for this important new event dedicated to sustainable design, where 100 key players in the world of contemporary living will gather to share new visions, ideas, projects and business proposals geared towards sustainability.

Lesley Lokko's The Laboratory of the Future Architecture Biennale 2023

03-06-2022

Lesley Lokko's The Laboratory of the Future Architecture Biennale 2023

The 18th International Architecture Exhibition, curated by Lesley Lokko, will take place from 20 May to 26 November 2023 in the usual venues of the Giardini and the Arsenale, as well as other venues in the city of Venice. The title and theme of the event “The Laboratory of the Future”, was announced and unveiled on 31 May.

2022 Art Biennale and representations of urban space

27-04-2022

2022 Art Biennale and representations of urban space

The 59th International Art Exhibition at Biennale di Venezia has opened. Curated by Cecilia Alemani, the exibition entitled “The milk of dreams” was conceived and organised at a time of great instability and uncertainty due to the pandemic and even reacts to the latest geopolitical developments with Piazza Ucraina.

The home and museum of Mariano Fortuny, an artist and designer who never ceases to amaze

25-04-2022

The home and museum of Mariano Fortuny, an artist and designer who never ceases to amaze

The home and museum of Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo, an eclectic genius whose inventions in lighting, fashion, set design and interior design went down in early twentieth-century history, has reopened in Venice. Redesigned by Pier Luigi Pizzi, an architect and great master of theatre direction, Palazzo Fortuny once again reflects its owner’s spirit, suggesting a number of themes for study.

David Chipperfield Architects Procuratie Vecchie Venice

21-04-2022

David Chipperfield Architects Procuratie Vecchie Venice

The Procuratie Vecchie in Venice were recently opened to the public for the first time, five hundred years after their construction. Built in the sixteenth century to house the public attorneys of San Marco, the Procuratie Vecchie have undergone a complex restoration project under David Chipperfield Architects’ Milan office to allow them to continue playing a social role: the third floor of the building is home to The Human Safety Net, a foundation established by Generali to help vulnerable people develop their potential.

Hands, head and heart: handcrafted excellence at Homo Faber 2022

21-04-2022

Hands, head and heart: handcrafted excellence at Homo Faber 2022

Fondazione Cini, on the Venetian island of San Giorgio Maggiore, hosts the spectacular second edition of Homo Faber, an event for contemporary handcrafting organised by the Michelangelo Foundation. The wonders and secrets of the arts and crafts are revealed in 15 exhibitions open until May 1, and Japan, as guest of honour, establishes a dialogue with European cultures.

The dates of the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale and the curator, Lesley Lokko, have been announced

21-12-2021

The dates of the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale and the curator, Lesley Lokko, have been announced

Lesley Lokko, architect, writer and university lecturer, founder and director of the African Futures Institute, a postgraduate school in architecture and public events platform, was appointed as curator of the 18th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia 2023. The Board of La Biennale di Venezia announced the news on December 14, 2021, together with the dates of the international event that will take place in the Italian city from May 20 to November 26, 2023.

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