Ca' Rezzonico

Ca' Rezzonico

Exhibition LORENZO QUINN. Anime di Venezia - Souls of Venice


Anime di Venezia – Souls of Venice

Venice, Ca’ Rezzonico – Museo del Settecento Veneziano, Atrium
From 19 April to 15 September 2024

Artistic Director Alberto Toso Fei
Curated by Chiara Squarcina


Anime di Venezia – Souls of Venice is the new creation of Italian-American artist Lorenzo Quinn, which will be on display in Venice until 15 September 2024, commemorating the 700th anniversary of Marco Polo’s death.

Comprised of 15 statues made of a metallic mesh weave of thousands of links, the installation presents some of the most significant ‘Souls’ that have lived over the centuries of the Venetian Republic, traditionally known as La Serenissima, sealing the union and symbiosis between the city and all its artistic expressions that have seen these Venetians as the protagonists that have helped make the city immortal.

The fascinating installation is located in the Atrium of Ca’ Rezzonico, the splendid and imposing building overlooking the Grand Canal and designed by Baldassare Longhena, home to the Museum of Eighteenth-Century Venice. It is a refreshing and iconic project that indelibly marks the bond of love between Venice and Lorenzo Quinn.

Anime di Venezia – Souls of Venice is indeed an absolute novelty in Quinn’s production: for the first time, a work with a historical background, designed specifically for the museum, “comes to life” thanks to the introduction of a contemporary tool: augmented reality, expressed through a poetic and magical vision.

Free admission


IMAGE GALLERY: Photo Speranzoni Wladimiro


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