Art exhibits on the San Giorgio Maggiore island

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The exhibition Ettore Sottsass, The Glass, explores the Italian designer’s complete glass production, consisting of close to 200 items from major private collections as well as objects from historical archives of the Venetian glassworks Sottsass worked in.

 

 

 

 

The exhibition Alighiero Boetti: Minimum/Maximum 
celebrates the 20th-century Italian artist with over twenty striking works selected for the first time according to format to produce a comparison of “minimum” and “maximum” in his most significant series. The show includes a special project by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Agata Boetti on the theme of the photocopy, entitled COLOUR = REALITY. B+W= ABSTRACTION (except for the zebras)

 

 

The exhibition, Us Silkscreeners… takes the story of the very first silkscreen paintings by Rauschenberg and Warhol as its point of departure, namely Rauschenberg’s Renascence and Warhol’s Dollar Bills Series, both completed in 1962.

Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg at the Pergamon Museum 1983 © Christopher Makos

In the spring of that same year a meeting between the two artists took place, which marked the beginning of a new direction in photo transferring, that would not only impact the artist’s own career, but would also influence the art scene at large, thus, forming Rauschenberg and Warhol’s legacy. The exhibition,  Late Series, presents two artworks from some of the most important later series by Rauschenberg, amongst other Borealis, Urban Bourbon, Scenarios and his last one: Runts. A common thread for all series is the image transfer, which started in 1962 and since got developed and refined in multiple ways.

New Media (Virtual Reality Art): Faurschou foundation presents new media works by the internationally acclaimed artists Paul McCarthy and Christian Lemmerz.  Khora Contemporary, a platform solely dedicated to virtual art (VR) created as a bridge between artists and Virtual Reality developers, collaborated with Paul McCarthy and Christian Lemmerz, the predecessors within the field, to produce astonishing new media works.

Qwalala, a monumental outdoor installation by American artist Pae White, on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice.commissioned by LE STANZE DEL VETRO. The work by American artist Pae White consists of a curving wall made of 3,000 solid glass-bricks, each hand-cast in the Veneto region. At 75 metres long and 2.4 metres high, it occupies the entire area opposite LE STANZE DEL VETRO. The title of the piece, Qwalala, is a Native American Pomo word and references the meandering flow of the Gualala river in Northern California, which the work echoes in both its structure and layout.

Last but not least Michelangelo Pistoletto: One and One Makes Three, which features a large selection of works by the Arte Povera pioneer who is 84 this year. An exhibition conceived for the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore and for the adjoining spaces, the Sacristy, the Main Choir, the Sala del Capitolo and the Officina dell’Arte Spirituale.

Free entrance

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