All posts in Venice

Venice to host ‘Oceans in Transformation’: an exhibition on the mystery and troubles around our oceans

‘Not knowing the ocean is part of being human,’ stated curator Daniela Zyman. The breadth, mystery, and changes of and within Earth’s oceans are the topics of an upcoming exhibition of works curated by Zyman. Titled ‘Territorial Agency: Oceans in Transformation,’ the exhibition, presented by Territorial Agency and TBA21-Academy, will run from March 22, 2020 […]

Despite attempt to block loan of ‘Vitruvian Man,’ drawing heads to the Louvre

Just a week before the start of the Louvre’s much-anticipated blockbuster exhibition of works by Leonardo da Vinci, an Italian court threw out an appeal put forth two weeks ago that sought to keep the Vitruvian Man in Venice. With the court’s October 16th ruling, the drawing will make its way from Venice to Paris […]

Italy hits architect Santiago Calatrava with €78,000 in fines

Synonymous with Venice are its canals and with those canals come all the bridges, more than 400 bridges to be exact. However, one bridge has proven to be particularly problematic and the city has fined the architect for damages. On August 6th, a five-judge panel in a Roman court that oversees the spending of public […]

Banksy’s unauthorized stint in Venice

The Venice Biennale is in full swing having attracted artists and art-lovers from around the world to view works by the biggest and best names in the art world. With pavilions from more than 80 countries and a massive, multi-artist exhibition, it’s like a snapshot of the world today through art and it carries a […]

Huge Damien Hirst bought by Las Vegas’ Palms Casino

The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas recently announced they’ll be adding a sculpture to a new pool that is under construction as part of the casino’s ongoing overhaul. We’re not talking playful dolphin fountains, though, we’re talking a 60-foot tall headless demon covered in barnacles and holding…a bowl. The massive sculpture, unsurprisingly titled Demon […]

Rarely seen view of Venice by Monet expected to sale for £30 million

In Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern art sale on February 26th, Le Palais Ducal by Claude Monet is expected to sale for as much as £30 million ($35 million). The 1908 painting depicts a pastel view of the Doge’s palace from the water. Le Palais Ducal is one of three paintings created from the vantage point […]

2018 Biennale Architettura facts and figures

Just a few days after the close of the 2018 Venice Biennale Architettura, the numbers are in and they don’t disappoint. Over the course of six months, FREESPACE, the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, attracted an inordinate and unusual crowd. In addition to the 14,434 pre-opening attendees, the exhibition welcomed over 275,000 visitors. The year’s totals […]