“SENTINELLE DI PIETRA” (“SENTINELS OF STONE”) AND “L’OCCUPAZIONE DIMENTICATA” (“THE FORGOTTEN OCCUPATION”)

November 7th, 2017

Paolo Ruffilli, Lisa Bregantin and Denis Vidale mark the centenary of the First World War with the presentation of: Sentinelle di Pietra – I grandi sacrari del primo conflitto mondiale (“Sentinels of stone – the great memorials of the First World War”)... (more)

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SOLO EXHIBITION BY KATIA SCOTTI

October 4th, 2017

Buildings, geometric structures, landscapes and figures, sky and water: places of a dreaming that suffers no limits, that clings to the wings of an aeroplane, that scales a skyscraper pushing through clouds, or through the dunes of a desert, that sails over... (more)

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IL FIORE NELLA CREPA (“FLOWER IN THE CRACK”)

September 13th, 2017

Il fiore nella crepa (“Flower in the crack”), an anthology born from the powerful poetry project conducted by Zingonia Zingone in a prison in Rome. The flower of the title is poetry itself, which is able to create new openings and generate... (more)

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SOLO EXHIBITION BY ENAS ELKORASHY

August 11th, 2017

The female nude as liberation and pictorial exploration, light and shade capturing the suppleness and softness of a body that dominates the scene with poses celebrating beauty and elegance. The portrait as something that “changes the colour of our skin”, to cross... (more)

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SOLO EXHIBITION BY FEDERICO BEVILACQUA

June 22nd, 2017

Curiosity, experimentation and instinct: three descriptions that best sum up Federico Bevilacqua’s approach to photography. In his photographs, the immediacy of images captured as if by chance while walking along the street is juxtaposed with the punctilious technical precision of his studio... (more)

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SOLO EXHIBITION BY DE ZANETTI

May 1st, 2017

From figurative imagery to geometric abstraction, with references to surrealism and neoclassicism alike: painting as an experience of elsewhere, a fantastic, arcane terrain of figures and buildings, a place to take refuge, elevating at one moment, the narrative suggestiveness of colour and... (more)

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“LORO” (“THEM”) BY SERGIO ROTINO

March 1st, 2017

With his volume of poetry Loro (“Them”) Sergio Rotino – critic and indefatigable organiser of cultural events in Bologna – presents his own poetic exploration of two dramatically topical themes: violence and oppression. His poetry extends into the struggle of the verse... (more)

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“LES SEPT MENDIANTS” (FRENCH TRANSLATION BY JEAN BAUMGARTEN, WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY SANDRA ZEMOR)

January 21st, 2017

Artist Sandra Zemor divides her time between France, Israel and Venice, the last of which has become something of a home from home. She has published a number of art books, including a collection inspired by the work of Leonard Cohen titled... (more)

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“BACIARSI A VENEZIA” (“KISSING IN VENICE”) – VIRGILIO BOCCARDI

January 9th, 2017

With the originality and lightness of touch we have come to expect, Virgilio Boccardi offers a series of delightful reflections on the art of love as it plays out in Venice, with particular attention to kissing. Even though the mention of Casanova... (more)

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GROUP EXHIBITION BY THE “GLI AMICI DEL CLICK” PHOTOGRAPHY SOCIETY

September 27th, 2016

The “Amici del Click” photography society first saw the light of day in 2001. It was founded by three amateur photographers to give photography enthusiasts from the Marcon area in the Veneto region a context in which to come together and share... (more)

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HOMAGE TO MIRO ROMAGNA

September 25th, 2016

An exhibition to remember one of the great interpreters of the light and dynamism of the landscape of the Venetian lagoon, through a selection of his paintings. The work of Miro Romagna is made of flashes of light, of fleeting, summary gesture-marks... (more)

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“SAN GIACOMO IN PALUDO, UN RICORDO” (“SAN GIACOMO IN PALUDO, A RECOLLECTION”) BY GIANNANDREA MENCINI

September 19th, 2016

Presented by Giovanni Distefano and Letizia Lanza. Following the account of a journey made by a former inhabitant in search of his roots on the island of San Giacomo in Paludo, the author guides us around the north of the Venetian lagoon,... (more)

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“OR-DITE!” TRAME D’ARTE CONTRO LA VIOLENZA SULLE DONNE (“OR-DITE!” THREADS OF ART TO COUNTER VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN)

September 17th, 2016

This wonderful anthology curated by Serena Piccoli brings together poetry, prose and theatrical texts exploring life’s rents and lacerations, the omertà that grows up around these wounds, and the “banality of evil” that causes the deaths of so many women at the... (more)

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THE DIPLOMATIC WORLD OF EUROPE AT THE TIME OF THE MOST SERENE REPUBLIC

September 15th, 2016

A discussion led by Prof. Marco Zanetto. As was always the case in the various spheres of civic life, when it came to the origin and development of its diplomatic activities, Venice did not stray far from the Byzantine model, at least... (more)

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SOLO EXHIBITION BY LORENZO FASI

September 15th, 2016

That which blossoms and traces the dead of night. Interior and exterior scenes, spaces where forms-volumes hint at presence and absence, uncertain marks discernible in a gloom that envelopes and transforms the visible … “Beyond an interest in painting,” writes Lorenzo Fasi,... (more)

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SOLO EXHIBITION BY CARLA ERIZZO

September 15th, 2016

Venice as a construction of light and matter, a real city but one that is ferried into a “sentimental” dimension where the connection with figurativism is muddied and the palette knife traces a busy, turbulent vision of a place more of water... (more)

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“LA SOLITUDINE DELL’ASSASSINO” (“THE LONELINESS OF THE MURDERER”)

September 15th, 2016

Discussion and reading, taking in prose and poetry, with Andrea Molesini, winner of the 2011 Super Campiello literary prize. It is the story of the friendship between two ways of narrating the world. Chaired by Cinzia Crivellari and Anna Lombardo.

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“QUADERNI DI UN TERRORISTA” (“NOTEBOOKS OF A TERRORIST”) BY GIANO CORTE MOSCHIN (BIBLIOTECA DEI LEONI)

September 15th, 2016

Described by Giorgio Barberi Squarotti as “the novel about Italy’s ‘years of lead’ that we were all waiting for.” A diary that runs from 1968 to 1993, a time bomb that is the spiritual offspring of the real bombs set off in... (more)

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SOLO EXHIBITION BY STEFANO MARTIGNAGO

September 10th, 2016

Landscapes from the industrial and urban to the natural and human: the weightless dynamism of painting is used to explore physical locations, be they cities, people or trees that become spaces of the mind, of vision and meditation. The silence of buildings... (more)

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“L’EQUAZIONE DI DIRAC O DELLA BELLEZZA” (“DIRAC’S EQUATION, OR THE EQUATION OF BEAUTY”) BY MATTEO MATTEUZZI

September 10th, 2016

A novella that yields a story dense with emotions, transpositions, and of feelings denied or inflicted. The writing is incisive, even violent at times, but suited to the story that develops, though only in appearances, on a single temporal plane. At times... (more)

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SOLO EXHIBITION BY MIRKO MANZIN

September 10th, 2016

Venetian photographer Mirko Manzin, whose work has always manifested an unfading, unchanging passion and enthusiasm for photographing the city, was born some forty-odd years ago on Sant’Elena, where he still lives today. Blessed with an unusually sensitive eye and great technical expertise,... (more)

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THE FOOD OF VENICE’S ANCIENT MONASTERIES: ARCHITECTURAL SPACES AND CONSUMPTION IN THE REGISTERS OF FOOD EXPENDITURE (15th to 18th Centuries)

September 10th, 2016

A journey into history, through the documents of Venice’s State Archive. The internal setup of the numerous convents of the lagoon – which featured vegetable gardens, vineyards and chicken coops, kitchens, bakeries, salt stores and warehouses – bears witness both to a... (more)

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ENCOUNTER WITH THE POET IOAN ES. POP | AT ROMANIAN INSTITUTE OF CULTURE IN VENICE

September 10th, 2016

The event will be realized at the Romanian Institute of Culture in Venice and not in the Restaurant Bistrot de Venise. Born in 1958, Ioan Es. Pop is one of the most powerful, original and prominent figures of a generation of Romanian... (more)

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REMEMBERING BRUNO

September 10th, 2016

Poet, novelist, sophisticated man of culture: a year on from his death, we commemorate the life of an unforgotten, indeed unforgettable giant of Venice’s cultural scene, Bruno Bianco. With contributions from colleagues, friends and others who just want to pay homage, we... (more)

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SOLO EXHIBITION BY MAURO BOSCHIN

January 4th, 2016

Painting as if you were flying, dragged by the wind, in a dream that brings with it houses, trees, clouds, people, flowers, elves, large moons and heavy rain… This restless and dynamic colour, passes through nature and brings it back to life,... (more)

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ALDO VIANELLO “EFFETTI BASAGLIANI” (“BASAGLIAN EFFECTS”)

January 4th, 2016

This new book by Aldo Vianello, who himself spent time in a psychiatric ward, is naturally associated with Franco Basaglia. Basaglia was a psychiatrist who committed to reorganising psychiatric help within hospitals and on a regional level, proposing a movement away from... (more)

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SOLO EXHIBITION BY ECATERINA (KATYA) UBAREVA

January 4th, 2016

This is Venice viewed through the curious and passionate eyes of a foreigner, discovering well-known landscapes and hidden corners in her day to day life. Through plein air painting she gets to know and gets a flavour for the city, travelling through... (more)

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VINCENZA ARMANI XVI CENTURY VENETIAN PLAYWRIGHT

January 4th, 2016

In my view, very few females are able to show — as well as Vincenza Armani (1540? – 1569) did — the extraordinary human and economic climate in the Most Serene Republic of Venice and those who lived there. Armani was born... (more)

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SOLO EXHIBITION BY MATTIA SERRA

January 4th, 2016

Heads, without bodies. Faces from which internal complexities are unleashed, intensity on the surface of the skin, bones and cartilage pierce the features, amplifying them, distorting them. A living cranium remains, to be explored with a pencil or a burin. The procedure... (more)

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