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This year, Emilio Vedova will be speaking to the whole of Venice, his works will be “living” in some of the most prestigious cultural venues of the city.
These venues include three “cult” museums – the Museo Correr, Ca’ Rezzonico – Museo del Settecento veneziano and Ca’ Pesaro, Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna – whose permanent collections will “open up” to an extraordinary “meeting-cum-confrontation” with the work of the great Venetian painter through a common denominator called “Vedova Plurimo”.
This is the title of the project promoted with the collaboration of the Fondazione Emilio e Annabianca Vedova and curated by Germano Celant, and its aim is to encourage visitors to take a fresh look at Vedova’s masterly works in the light of Venice’s art history which has inevitably permeated his own extraordinary personality as an artist.
Vedova’s “Disco Chi brucia un libro brucia un uomo” of 1993 will be placed in the Sala delle Quattro Porte of the Museo Correr, one of the few rooms in the Procuratie Nuove to have maintained its original structure substantially intact (dating from the late 16th to early 17th century). This work was painted by Vedova in the wake of the devastating shelling and destruction by fire of the library in Sarajevo during the Yugoslav conflict. It will be show alongside his telero, “Oltre ’86”.
In collaboration with Fondazione Emilio e Annabianca Vedova Curated by Germano Celant
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Museo Correr, Venedig
Palazzo Rezzonico, Venedig
Galleria d´Arte Moderna, Venedig