VENICE GUIDE for the BIENNALE 2024: GALLERIES and MUSEUMS
"Getting lost is the only place worth going to" says Tiziano Scarpa in his artistic city guide Venice Is a Fish.
The quote is true, but sometimes wondering around with a purpose in mind brings magical experiences. We are sharing an insider list of Venetian hidden gems. Set your course to one of the destinations below and enjoy the city.
CATERINA TOGNON ART GALLERY
Nestled within the opulent Palazzo Treves, the Caterina Tognon Art Gallery stands as a luminous ode to glass artistry. Collaborating with luminaries from the Studio Glass movement, it reigns supreme as one of Europe's premier sanctuaries dedicated to this captivating medium.
Corte Barozzi 2158
GALLERY VAN DER KOELEN
Dorothea van der Koelen founded her first gallery at just 19 years of age. She now has a total of three, plus two publishing houses and an art magazine. The Italian branch follows a clear and rigorous programme, with a wide range of events.
Calle dei Calegheri 2566
VICTORIA MIRO VENICE
Intimate gallery featuring rotating exhibitions from emerging & established contemporary artists.
Il Capricorno, San Marco 1994, 30124 Venice, Italy
MARIGNANA ARTE GALLERY
Founded in 2013 by Emanuela Fadalti and Matilde Cadenti, Marignana Arte Gallery in Venice's vibrant Dorsoduro district serves as a focal point for avant-garde art exhibitions, heralding the pulse of contemporary expression in the city.
Dorsoduro, 141 Rio Terà dei Catecumeni 30123 Venice
BEATRICE BURATI ANDERSON ART SPACE & GALLERY
Tucked near Campo San Polo, Beatrice Burati Anderson Art Space & Gallery, unveiled in 2017, offers a serene escape within a fourteenth-century courtyard. Beyond the tourist trail, it serves as a research laboratory, cultivating collaborations with artists, transcending generations and cultures.
San Polo 1448, 30125 Venezia VE
FONDAZIONE VEDOVA AT MAGAZZINO DEL SALE
Founded in honor of the prolific Venetian artist Emilio Vedova, the foundation encapsulates his groundbreaking legacy, creating a sensory journey into contemporary art. The museum designed by Renzo Piano is based in a former salt warehouse (lick the walls, they are salty,) and boasts a sophisticated design system that adjusts exhibition spaces, ceilings, and lighting to complement art installations.
Dorsoduro, 266, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy
For the first time in 500 years, the renowned Procuratie Vecchie on Piazza San Marco in Venice opened its doors in 2022. Thanks to David Chipperfield's restoration, it now features public reading rooms, exhibition spaces, and a café with original wooden beams. The café's terraces offer stunning views of St. Mark's Basilica and the Campanile. A new rooftop pavilion provides some of the best views of Venice, stretching from the city skyline to the lagoon—an exciting blend of history, modernity, and breathtaking panoramas.
P.za San Marco, 105, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Palazzo Fortuny , a former base of Axel Verdvoort in Venice, merges Gothic opulence with Mariano Fortuny's artistry.His works span painting, photography, and innovative textile designs. The palace's intimate atmosphere and carefully preserved architecture create a unique sensory experience.
S. Marco, 3958, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
CASA DEI TRE OCI
The Casa dei Tre Oci is the House of "three eyes" in venetian, and since 2012 offers international photographic exhibitions. The Tre Oci also houses the photographic archives owned by Fondazione di Venezia.
Fondamenta Zitelle, 43, 30133 Venezia VE, Italy
Venetian production and creation space for sound, visual and performing arts.
C. S. Cosmo, 624, 30133 Venezia VE, Italy
BERENGO STUDIO, FONDAZIONE BERENGO
Nestled in the heart of Murano, the Berengo Foundation showcases innovative works in glass.Founded by Adriano Berengo and collaborating with acclaimed artists like Judy Chicago, Ai Weiwei, and others, its museum unveils a kaleidoscope of vibrant glass sculptures and organizes Glasstress show.
Fondamenta Manin, 1, 30141 Venezia VE, Italy
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