March 25th, 2022
Upcoming exhibits Spring 2022: the new season is on its way and brings exciting cultural events to Venice! Here is a recap of the must-see upcoming shows in the following months:
ANSELM KIEFER “When they are burnt, these writings will finally provide some light” (Andrea Emo, Venetian philosopher)
Doge’s Palace – Sala dello Scrutinio from March 26th to October 29th, 2022
With this cycle of 33 canvases especially painted for the Doge’s Palace, the German painter intends to pay tribute to the1600th anniversary of Venice legendary foundation. The Sala dello Scrutinio sumptuous interior offers a unique chance to dialogue with contemporary art values: do not skip the hall during the museum tour!
MARLENE DUMAS. Open-end
Palazzo Grassi, from March 27th, 2022 through January 8th, 2023.
This solo exhibit intends to delve into the imaginary world of one of the most influential living artists on the contemporary art scene today. Curated by Caroline Bourgeois and the artist herself, a wide selection of drawings and paintings will be on display, ranging between 1984 and today, along with recent works never seen in other museums. They come from international art galleries, the Pinault collection, and other private ones.
Don’t forget BRUCE NAUMAN: Contrapposto Studies at Punta della Dogana -sister Palazzo Grassi’s venue- is open until September 22nd, 2022.
HOMO FABER, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, island of San Giorgio Maggiore
From April 10th to May 1st, 2022
A long-waited showcase of the finest Venetian and international craftsmanship, including 16 exhibits and over 1000 artisanal excellences.
Gallerie dell’Accademia from April 20th through October 9th, 2022
Anish Kapoor is the first British artist to be honored with a solo exhibit at the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice, the finest public collection of Venetian paintings in the world.
A highly representative selection of Kapoor’s works from the early years to nowadays will be on display in the large halls that host the masterpieces of the greatest painters in Venice.
In addition to the main show, a group of relevant pieces is presented at the historic Palazzo Manfrin, a 16th-century building in the Cannaregio district. Some famous canvases today at the Gallerie, were owned by Count Girolamo Manfrin, who purchased the Palazzo in 1788.
The first floor became an art gallery visited by, among others, Antonio Canova, George Lord Byron, John Ruskin, and Edouard Manet.
After Manfrin’s death, the collection was sold to public museums too, among which the Gallerie dell’Accademia.
Twenty-one paintings enriched the fine collection with exquisite works such as Giorgione’s The Tempest and La Vecchia, Andrea Mantegna, the Flemish Memling, Girolamo Savoldo, and Moretto from Brescia.
59th ESPOSIZIONE INTERNAZIONALE DI ARTI VISIVE “LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA”
Giardini della Biennale, Arsenale, Forte Marghera in Mestre, from April 23rd to November 27th, 2022.
Curator Cecilia Alemanni chose the title”The Milk of Dreams” from a book by Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington, who describes an enchanting world where people are open to change and become someone different. André Breton’s avant-garde inspired Alemanni for the topics selected in the show.
To mention a few, the definition of the self, the current representation of the bodies, and their metamorphoses, while the ones referring to current challenges are the relationship with technology and the connection between the bodies and the Earth.
This large exhibit includes a majority of women and non-binary artists, over 200 in a total, of which 180 have never been to the Biennale so far. Besides the Central building at the Giardini, don’t skip 29 pavilions owned and run by foreign countries, they will provide a kaleidoscopic view of the state of the Arts in the whole world.
More events about the Upcoming exhibits Spring 2022:
SURREALISM AND MAGIC: enchanted Modernity
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, from April 9th to September 26th, 2022.
The exhibit is part of an international project shared with the Museum Barberini in Potsdam, where the entire show will be on display in October 2023. Over 60 works from private collections and museums abroad explore the countless ways Surrealist protagonists explored the fascinating world of magic and the occult. Besides the paintings already held in the Collection, some late works by Leonora Carrington and Remedios Varo will be on display.
JOSEPH BEUYS – Finamente articolato.
Galleria di Palazzo Cini, from April 20th to October 2nd, 2022
Curator Luca Massimo Barbero selected 40 artworks from Beuys large production and explore the multifaceted meanings of this iconic and influential conceptual artist.
For him, art was the healing of the evils in the world, a positive force that could arise personal creativity and stimulate change in society.