“THE GRIMANI, GIANTS OF THE VENETIAN RENAISSANCE IN THE CONTEXT OF EUROPE’S GREAT ECCLESIASTICAL FAMILIES” – MARCO ZANETTO

January 10th, 2015

The Grimani family, or its Santa Maria Formosa branch at least, are truly paradigmatic of how such a group could rocket to the higher ranks of the clergy in the course of the sixteenth century and, at the same time, cultivate an... (more)

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SOLO EXHIBITION BY FRANCESCO DONA’

January 10th, 2015

The decision to seek, and find, the wisdom of painting in the chaos of the present day, recuperating the lessons of the great masters of the past to breathe life into the art of the present; colour, light and brushstrokes reach us... (more)

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SOLO EXHIBITION BY SERGIO BOLDRIN

January 10th, 2015

Observing the city, through the eyes of a melancholy jester’s mask that has witnessed (and continues to witness) the fading of his Carnival and, above all, his Venice. An accusatory painting emerging from worried, and worrying brushstrokes that pummel the city’s buildings,... (more)

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“VENICE AND SPICE”

January 10th, 2015

Spices have been among the rarest of commodities since antiquity, and at the end of the Middle Ages nearly all trade in spices passed through Venice. Goods were loaded into ships in the ports of the Middle East to be auctioned at... (more)

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SICILY: THE ISLAND WINES OF “TASCA D’ALMERITA”

January 10th, 2015

Tasca d’Almerita has promoted local culture and appreciation of its local area for almost two centuries. The wines we will be tasting give full oenological expression to four of their Sicilian estates, and will help us appreciate how terroir and microclimate can... (more)

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JOYCE LUSSU AND HO CHI MINH

January 10th, 2015

We present the reissue of the prison diary of Ho Chi Minh, major protagonist of twentieth century history, in Joyce Lussu’s splendid translation. Lussu is one of the leading proponents of the codification and recording of the events that have left their... (more)

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SOLO EXHIBITION BY EDOARDO VENEZIANO

January 10th, 2015

Bodies, faces and landscapes that transmigrate to the canvas, recombining in a mental and physical journey that puts at the focus of his research not so much the subject of the painting as much as its making, the paint, the gesture. A... (more)

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NEW FICTION SERIES – LCE EDIZIONI

January 10th, 2015

Paolo Ruffilli presents the new fiction series from LCE Edizioni’s “Biblioteca dei Leoni” imprint, discussing it with publisher Luigi Crivellaro in relation to Paolo Padula’s novel about Venice. Presentation organised by Paolo Ruffilli

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OPIFICIO DEL PINOT NERO – with Marco Buvoli

January 10th, 2015

The story of Marco Buvoli and his Pinot Noir begins in 1997 among the beautiful hills around Vicenza. An opificio is a space in which a craftsman can reflect, create and construct – his workshop, his laboratory. The opificio of Marco Buvoli... (more)

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Plaques and Inscriptions in the Municipality of Venice

January 10th, 2015

Gianni Simionato (Supernova, October 2014) An exhaustive collection of more than a thousand plaques and inscriptions scattered around the city, and also within the limits of Cavallino-Treporti (a municipality formed in 1999), Portegrandi and Dolo, where there are two inscriptions that concern... (more)

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SOLO EXHIBITION BY MARINA ZAFFALON

January 10th, 2015

From trees and animals to the miniature world of insects. Nature, “wild and unbridled”, the territory in which we move, seeking to be freed from pure representation and description, to allow instinct and emotion, and thus imagination, to run free. In her... (more)

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A SOCIAL HISTORY OF WINE IN VENICE

January 10th, 2015

Discussion led by Prof. Marco Zanetto. Wine was of great importance on both a human and social level in the Most Serene Republic, and even this aspect of the city’s provisioning was severely regulated by the its political and judicial bodies as... (more)

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RABOSO PIAVE – ITS HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT WITH GIORGIO CECCHETTO

January 10th, 2015

A fascinating session dedicated to Raboso Piave wines, including the fruits of painstaking research into the best woods in which to age this noble, temperamental wine, in the company of the Cecchetto family who have dedicated themselves to Raboso for generations. We... (more)

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SOLO EXHIBITION BY FRANCESCO STEFANINI

January 10th, 2015

All that remains of the surrounding landscape is a cloud of dust, uneasy shadows, feeble traces, vapours, nothing but colour, and then a flicker of fire, a flash, lights, the silence and sounds of a mysterious night. A journey into abstraction in... (more)

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SOLO EXHIBITION BY GRAZIANO ZANIN

January 10th, 2015

In his role of Regional Delegate for the Italian Federation of Photography Associations, he represents provincial delegates from all over the Veneto region, and forty or so associations and clubs in the region, with a membership of hundreds of amateur photographers. He... (more)

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“I QUERINI STAMPALIA: UNA FAMIGLIA ORIGINALE DELLA SERENISSIMA” – MARCO ZANETTO

November 18th, 2014

I Querini, un cui ramo rivoaltino sarà denominato Stampalia dal possesso di un’isola delle Sporadi egee, rappresentano davvero una tipologia anomala nel quadro dfelle famiglia magnatizie lagunari. In maniera imperterrita, partecipano infruttuosamente ad alcune rivolte altomedioevali, saranno relegati per l’appunto nell’isola, ma... (more)

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“LE BARCHE A VENEZIA” – LINA URBAN

November 11th, 2014

Lina Urban, veneziana, storica dell’arte, da decenni dedica ricerche puntuali alla storia della cultura veneta. Così ha incontrato le barche ornate che, da secoli, solcano il suo naturale elemento l’acqua. Le barche lagunari quindi, nei vari periodi, la gondola, il Bucintoro. In... (more)

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MOSTRA PERSONALE DI ANDREINA BATTEL

November 6th, 2014

Una pittura che segue le stagioni, il mutare della luce di paesaggi collinari o lagunari che si stemperano e si confondono in una rappresentazione puramente emozionale affidata al moto vaporoso dei colori. Gli azzurri, i rossi, i rosa, i gialli, il bianco... (more)

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“VENICE AND ITS BOATS” – LINA URBAN

October 14th, 2014

Lina Urban is an art historian from Venice. Over recent decades, she has conducted in-depth research into Venice’s cultural history. Naturally, this has brought her into contact with the ornate boats that, for centuries, have criss-crossed its most important element, water. In... (more)

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LA NOCHE DE LOS CUERPOS

October 14th, 2014

Silvia Favaretto presents her new book “La noche de los cuerpos” (Proyecto Editorial la Chifurnia, El Salvador, 2014). Can there be a dialogue that reaches over space and time? Yes, undoubtedly. Every work of poetry forms partnerships and gives rise to others... (more)

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AUSUGUM CANTOS: CAN POETRY STILL SPEAK IN THE LANGUAGE OF EMOTIONS?

October 14th, 2014

With Ausugum Cantos, Laura Zanetti sets herself this challenge, taking us on an intense, poetic journey that brings us to today and our own story. This journey is possible thanks to her family’s story of emigration and hope. A story that belongs... (more)

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SOLO SHOW BY NIRJAN

October 14th, 2014

Peaceful incursions into nature rendered in subtle, agile strokes of pencil, brush and pen: luxuriant, minute trees. Rows, woods, marking a peaceful path – a route winding through distant landscapes, mysterious and precious. Ancient and modern techniques on paper and panel. The... (more)

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“THE STAMPALIA QUERINI : A GENUINE VENETIAN REPUBLICAN FAMILY” – MARCO ZANETTO

October 14th, 2014

The Querini, one of whose pre-Venetian branches would come to be called the Stampalia – the name of an Aegean island in their possession – represent a genuinely anomalous variation on the lagoon’s typical magnate family. They participated, fearlessly but without reward,... (more)

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“LAGUNA NEL BICCHIERE” (THE LAGOON IN A GLASS) – REDISCOVERED GRAPE VARIETIES

October 14th, 2014

Here we are again, with our host Sergio for our fifth harvest together! Fresh from our triumph at the Masi Foundation’s Civiltà del Vino awards, we continue our adventure/enterprise of defending the Venetian Lagoon’s landscape and vineyards with a particular sense of... (more)

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SOLO SHOW BY ANDREINA BATTEL

October 14th, 2014

Painting that traces the seasons, the changing of the light in hill and lagoon landscapes that dissolve and blend into a purely emotional representation given over to the vaporous movement of the paint. Azure blues, reds, pinks, yellows, and white become players... (more)

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SOLO EXHIBITION BY TONI VIANELLO

October 11th, 2014

When painting meets food, the results can sometimes be surprising. And “surprising” certainly applies to Toni Vianello, a young graduate of Venice’s Academy of Fine Art who, one day, decided to give it all up and go to London with a friend... (more)

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MOSTRA PERSONALE DI SAMIR MIHAI VANCICA

October 9th, 2014

Usa la pittura per mettere in relazione il se con Dio e trasmettere con l’arte un messaggio cristiano seguendo un criptico percorso che lo porta ad affrontare soggetti religiosi, mitologici, filosofici e storici. La forza delle immagini dei corpi, i riferimenti simbolici,... (more)

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“THE FIRST LOVE” – FEDERICO FONTANELLA IL PRIMO AMORE (My First Love) by Federico Fontanella

October 7th, 2014

(Supernova Editore, September 2014) The author presents 39 unpublished stories that encompass the entirety of his emotional world in a montage that starts with his adolescence: his first love (the story that gives the collection its title). Step by step, across the... (more)

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A LITTLE ADRIATIC NOTEBOOK – PAOLO GANZ

October 7th, 2014

A travel book, a playful, single-minded gambol along the eastern coast of the Adriatic, carried forward by the perpetual motion of the rip tide of discoveries and memories. Without rules and without borders, instinct his only map and passion his wind, the... (more)

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