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Anselm Kiefer & Tintoretto in a dying Venice

Questi scritti, quando verranno bruciati, daranno finalmente un po' di luce is the show of the year, because it understands Venice

Anselm Kiefer was born in Germany at the end of the Second World War. Growing up among the ruins he developed his entire poetics from them, combining painting and sculpture in a decidedly unique way. Venice, at the same time, is the city of ruins par excellence: all it has to offer is its great past. It is therefore singular that for the 1600 years of the city Palazzo Ducale chose the German artist to talk about Venice.

Anish Kapoor in Venice: a missed opportunity?

Lights and shadows of an exhibition that could and should have been much more.

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be able to visit the Anish Kapoor exhibition in Venice. I wanted to let some time pass before writing about it to process better what I had seen. An exhibition has rarely left me so fascinated and angry simultaneously. But let’s start with the facts. The exhibition is divided into two exhibition spaces, one part at the Accademia Galleries and one at Palazzo Manfrin.