Palazzo con Vista – A Palace with a View
On the occasion of the 56th Biennale dArte di Venezia, THE POOL NYC is coming back to Venice with the group show Palazzo con Vista A Palace with a View.
The show will run from 5th May through 30th June and it will take place in the temporary space of the gallery at Palazzo Cesari-Marchesi located in the Calle Rombiasio in Campo Santa Maria del Giglio adjacent to Piazza San Marco. The XVIII Century palace bears the signs of a range of architectural and decorative additions made in different times.
The show is inspired by the traditional rooms to be found in Venetian Palaces and Villas such as the music room, the study, the portrait gallery, the library, the winter garden and the dining room.
Each selected artist will present one or more works that will interpret the rooms of the palace with a contemporary language. The aim is to breath new life into an historical place through the different media used by contemporary artists represented by paintings, drawings, prints, video, photographs and hand-carved sculptures.
In accordance to the Venetians custom, the exhibition itinerary will be accessible from Calle Rombiasio and through a doorway facing the Rio de lAlboro (aka Rio de le Ostreghe) facing the Teatro della Fenice.
The entrance (androne) will keep its natural function and will be “guarded” by Waiting a large work by Bertozzi & Casoni.
The Stucco Room.
On the piano nobile at the first floor the room of the stuccos will have its early function of portrait gallery interpreted in a contemporary stance.
The Dining Room.
The dining room will host a dining table set up with the ceramics by Andrea Salvatori and the engraved prints by Giorgio Morandi representing the typical bottles of this Italian artist.
The Winter Garden.
The winter garden will showcase hyper-realistic ceramic works by Bertozzi & Casoni and landscapes by Patrick Jacobs visible through magnifying lens and a diorama built in light-boxes.
The ballroom will host Israeli artist Ben Hagaris video Potters Will, an allegory of the vertiginous quest that is the creative process. Hagaris video will provoke deep considerations while celebrating the musics splendors.
The remaining rooms will include works by artists Gina Beavers, Nicola Bolla, James Case-Leal, Eteri Chkadua, Piero Gilardi, Aldo Mondino, Jonathan Rider, Bianca Sforni, Giuseppe Stampone, Fabio Viale and Ludwig Wilding.
Bertozzi & Casoni, Gina Beavers, Nicola Bolla, James Case-Leal, Eteri Chkadua, Piero Gilardi, Ben Hagari, Patrick Jacobs, Aldo Mondino, Jonathan Rider, Andrea Salvatori, Bianca Sforni, Giuseppe Stampone, Fabio Viale and Ludwig Wilding.