Ca’ Rezzonico – Portego First Floor
13 May – 26 November 2017
Curated by Beatrice Merz, artist Marzia Migliora’s exhibition features her recurrent expressive modes conveyed through a wide range of media, including photography, video, sound, performance, installation and drawing. Her work originates from a particular interest in the daily life of the individual, such as minor occurrences, topical events and personal memories. The result is a composite work that offers the public a shared experience of strong emotional and intellectual participation.
For this multifaceted project, Marzia Migliora once again takes her cue from the show’s venue. Attracted by the many connotations Venice evokes, from its complex history to its current contradictions, Migliora links Venetian affairs to those of the working world, with all its many legendary, literary and social implications.
The result is a sitespecific project that also dialogues with several of the works from the collection housed in Ca’ Rezzonico’s historic museum building, such as the Mondo nuovo (New World) fresco by Giandomenico Tiepolo and the painting Il Rinoceronte (The Rhinoceros) by Pietro Longhi.
In this way, Ca’ Rezzonico is transformed into a meeting point for the historic and contemporary, where the stories appear to us in all their complexity and density of value. The focus is on the horizon and accompanies the decline of an era or, more accurately, various eras.
The velma, that gives the title at the exhibition, is the “meeting point” in the relationship between water and land, the symbol of something underwater that never stops emerging, thus becomes “an urgency of the present” and a bridge that connects us with the past.
In collaboration with
Fondazione Merz, Torino
Scientific coordination by : Gabriella Belli
Curated by : Beatrice Merz