A November on the water. Let’s start from the events. Many events close the month of November in Venice: free admissions, closing parties and openings, Biennale, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Palazzo Grassi, and the Madonna della Salute Festival.
Free admission to the Biennale is granted to all Venetians: Thursday 21 and Friday 22 November, during the Madonna della Salute Festival, La Biennale di Venezia offers free admission to all the residents of the Municipality of Venice for the the 58th International Art Exhibition ‘May You Live in Interesting Times’.
To access the exhibition, present a valid ID card certifying your residence (no Imob) to the ticket offices of the Giardini Arsenale.
The Venetian Week of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection until November 21st.
During the Madonna della Salute Festival the entrance to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection is free for all the residents by presenting an identity document or the Venezia Unica card. Information
Spreading CreActivity: Finissage and round table for the Rothko exhibition in Lampedusa
Friday 22nd November from 6.00pm
Ugo and Olga Levi Foundation, Palazzo Giustinian Lolin, San Marco 2893
The shelter-dress is a project by Helen Storey, artist and designer of the London College of Fashion of the University of the Arts in London, to raise awareness about the dramatic condition experienced by over 68.5 million people uprooted from their homes by war and violence.
“Through art, people on the run keep their humanity, their dignity and their hope of rebuilding their country alive,” said Carlotta Sami, UNHCR Spokesperson for Southern Europe. In collaboration with London College of Fashion and Goldsmiths College of the University of London, UNHCR and the Rothko exhibition in Lampedusa organize the Spreading CreActivity round table to reflect on the role of creativity for women and men living in refugee status, with speeches by Matteo Ward , Frances Corner, Lina Abirafeh, Sue Clayton, Carlotta Sami, Pratap Rughani. Read more
6pm – Presentation and opening of the conference
6.15 pm – THINK THANK I Dress For Our Time, conversation: Pratap Rughani, Helen Storey, Matteo Ward
7.00 pm – THINK THANK II From displacement to empowerment: how can we empower women and girls to create new futures? Conversation: Frances Corner, Sue Clayton, Carlotta Sami, Lina Abirafeh
7.45 pm: Questions & answers.
Closing Party to the exhibition La Regola del Sogno
Last opportunity to immerse yourself again in Fornasetti‘s dream at the T Fondaco dei Tedeschi. A party with a DJ set among irreverent monkeys, female faces and suspended hands. The closing party of the exhibition La Regola del Sogno, an installation by Barnaba Fornasetti and Valeria Manzi, will start on Friday 22nd November from 9.30 pm.
DJ set by Andrea Peso. Cocktails by Lucas Kelm of the Amo Restaurant, T Fondaco dei Tedeschi.
Madonna della Salute Festival
November is a month with a strong symbolic meaning for all the Venetians because on November 21st we celebrate the Madonna della Salute. Throughout the day the most majestic church in the city is open without interruption, and to facilitate the pilgrimage, a votive bridge, connecting the two banks, will be built on the Grand Canal. The bridge will remain open, with no interruptions, until 6:00 am on Friday 22nd November.
The recurrence originates from the great plague epidemic that struck Northern Italy between the years 1630 and 1631. On 22nd October 1630 the Doge of Venice vowed to build a grandiose and solemn votive temple if the city had survived the disease. A few weeks later the epidemic had a sharp slowdown and then regressed until it ended in November 1631. The government then decreed that every year, as a sign of gratitude, the procession in honour of the Madonna, which since then took the name of the “Salute (=health)”, had to be repeated every year. The government of the Republic commissioned Baldassare Longhena for the temple project.
Free admission to Palazzo Grassi for students and residents, events and workshops.
During the Madonna della Salute Festival, on Thursday 21 November the entrance to the museums of Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi will be free for all the residents of the Metropolitan City of Venice and for students of Venetian universities. At the Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi at 6.30 pm the electro-acoustic artist and composer Tarek Atoui presents the performance THE GROUND Sessions. Find out more here
Thursday 21 November 2019
Tarek Atoui – THE GROUND Sessions
Palazzo Grassi and Teatrino of Palazzo Grassi
THE GROUND Sessions is a series of performances written by the electro-acoustic artist and composer Tarek Atoui that have been taken from the composition THE GROUND currently exhibited at the 58th International Art Exhibition. For each movement, Tarek Atoui composes intricate sound environments, inviting other performers to participate.
Thursday 21 November from 6.30pm
Teatrino of Palazzo Grassi
The musicians Alan Affichard, Igor Porte and Rosario Sorbello improvise together with Tomoko Sauvage in the foyer of the Teatrino while in the auditorium Daniel Araya re-elaborates the sound produced by the quartet and transforms it into techno, ambient and acid music.
Free admission subject to availability.
Saturday 23 November at 3 pm
Grand Tour with S.M.A.K.
Teatrino of Palazzo Grassi
How can a museum of contemporary art, in its role as a cultural institution, tourist attraction and socio-cultural actor, stay in touch with the local community?
Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana hosts the new edition of the Grand Tour, this year curated by S.M.A.K., Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, museum of contemporary art in Ghent (Belgium). The meeting is in English. Participation by invitation only.
3pm and 4.30pm
I wish I was my own country so I could be home anywhere – Create your own flag.
Workshop for everyone in Italian, English and French. Participants are invited to identify the values that matter most in their lives by designing colourful flags that show real people and universal themes like love, peace, compassion, family, home. The laboratory is linked to the work carried out by the S.M.A.K. with refugees and tries to give a voice to those who cannot speak. Free admission subject to availability, by reservation only: Free registration here
Until November 24th
Casa Dei Tre Oci, Venice
A look at the Venetian hidden arts
At the Casa Dei Tre Oci on the Giudecca Island it is possible until November 24 to discover the Venetian excellences of craftsmanship through a photographic exhibition: Venice at the Opera showcases 14 historical realities of the Venetian craft tradition through the eyes of the two young photographers Giovanni Genzini and Alberto Papagni led by Denis Curti, curator of the Exhibition and Artistic Director of the Casa dei Tre Oci. Here until February 2, 2020 there will be the anthology of Ferdinando Scianna, a leading figure in international contemporary photography, curated by Denis Curti, Paola Bergna and Alberto Bianda. Read more here
Saturday 23 November at 5 pm
Sounds words stories
“Books are among the few images of the future that men have been able to invent,” says Ferdinando Scianna about his collaborations with writers such as Sciascia, Borges, Montalbàn. An engaging experience between sound suggestions and readings.
Voice Sabina Italiano, double bass Marco Centasso, clarinet Alberto Collodel.
Saturday 23 November 2019, at 20.00
BUSTROFEDICO by Anna Franceschini
Sala Cesetti – Bauer Hotel
Saturday, November 23rd at 8.00 pm, the short film made by Anna Franceschini and produced by In Between Art Film and Gluck50 will be presented in the Baetti room at the Hotel Bauer. BUSTROFEDICO is a special project that documents the exhibition for the Italian Pavilion of the 58th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. Né altra Né questa: The challenge to the Labyrinth, curated by Milovan Farronato.
The exhibition brings together the works of Enrico David, Chiara Fumai and Liliana Moro. The screening is followed by a special performance by the Italian writer Isabella Santacroce that will transport the public from the labyrinthine dimension of the exhibition to the equally intricate and bewitching dimension of its literature.
Particularly like the whole project, including the exhibition of the Italian Pavilion, is the afterparty curated by the electronic music duo Blinky at the Piccolo Mondo Club at the Accademia.
Opening of the exhibition I dreamed a dream by Domenico de Chirico
Saturday 30th November at 6pm
I dreamed a dream – Chapter 1
edited by Domenico de Chirico
Artists: Giuseppe Adamo, Stijn Ank, Mats Bergquist, Nancy Genn, Sophie Ko, Artur Lescher, Túlio Pinto, Anne Laure Sacriste, Antonio Scaccabarozzi, Verónica Vázquez.
The dream is a psychic phenomenon linked to sleep, which occurs generally in the phases of REM sleep, and it is strongly characterized by the fragmented perception of images and sounds perceived as real.
The exhibition is conceived as a content of a dream not yet been revealed. Various images alternate, such as the fantastic recreation of what takes place when being conscious of a sensible experience or the free elaboration of the content of this experience.
Each work is accompanied by some verses by the poet Paolo Gambi that try to penetrate the essence of creation and translate it into words, in the experimental perspective of an exploration of the relationship between visual art and poetry. Read more here
For the children
For the little ones, KIDS DAYs are back, organized by the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, free workshops for children aged between 4 and 10, which take place every Sunday from 3 to 4.30 pm at the museum. The project introduces young visitors to modern and contemporary art in an accessible and engaging way. Read here to find out about upcoming events.
Saturday 23 November at 4pm
THREAD AND SHADE. PORTRAITS IN SHAPE!
House of the Three Oci
A workshop for children aged 6 to 10 years Saturday 23 November at 4pm.
Photo by Marco Valmarana @marcovalmarana , Lorenzo Cinotti @celestalis and Laura Scarpa forVenezia da Vivere.