Venice To London May 2022 Diary – Revd Jonathan Evens

Several exhibitions/installations in Venice during the 59th Biennale re-situate key works or themes from Christianity’s historic engagement with the Arts, in some cases overlaying biblical narrative onto the present.

17 March 2022

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Sterling Ruby Residency Inaugurates Berggruen Arts & Culture Palazzo Diedo Venice

Philanthropist Nicolas Berggruen has announced the creation of Berggruen Arts & Culture with the acquisition of the historic Palazzo Diedo

15 November 2021

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Etel Adnan Lebanese Born Female Abstractionist Dies Age 96 – John Singer Sargent Painting At Risk Of Leaving UK – Anish Kapoor To Exhibit At  Gallerie dell’Accademia In Venice

Artist Etel Adnan Dies – John Singer Sargent Painting At Risk – Anish Kapoor To Exhibit At  Gallerie dell’Accademia In Venice

14 May 2020

Scotland Marks Thirtieth Anniversary Of Historic Venice Biennale Takeover – Clare Henry

Thirty years ago this week, in 1990, Scotland made history at the 44th Venice Biennale. It was the first and only time in its 125-year history that Scotland was part of the official Venice Biennale, and as a country in its own right.

10 August 2019

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High-Value Paintings Queue For Export As Sterling Drops In Brexit Uncertainties

An outstanding painting by Claude Monet ‘Le Palais Ducal’ 1908 is at risk of going abroad unless a UK buyer can be found
. The picture valued at more than £28 million is one of a number of the artist’s works depicting Venice.

8 August 2019

Cruise Ships Finally Banned From Historic Venetian Canals

Following the collision between the MSC Opera, a 275m (900ft) long ocean liner, and a small tourist boat, during the opening weeks of the Venice Biennale, ships weighing more than 1,000 tonnes will be banned and rerouted away from the waterways in Venice’s historic quarter, from September.

24 May 2019

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Banksy Sets Up Anti Cruise Ship Market Stall In Venice

Banksy has created a new collateral event in Venice for the Biennale.

14 May 2019

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New Banksy In Venice Sparks Reaction To Rugoff’s Death Ship

Banksy seems to be active again these days with two new murals, one in London at Marble Arch, where Extinction Rebellion’s climate change activists were protesting for a few weeks. His latest offering is in Venice in time for the 58th Biennale.

28 April 2019

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Sean Scully Unveils New Sculptural And Figurative Works During Venice Biennale

The Irish/American artist Sean Scully unveils Human: an exhibition of recent works both new and unseen pieces at the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice

5 February 2018

Diaspora Pavilion Venice Moves To Wolverhampton For Restaging

Wolverhampton Art Gallery’s first contemporary art exhibition of 2018 is a reconfiguration of the Diaspora Pavilion, which took place in Venice during the 57th Venice Biennale

19 April 2017

David LaChapelle – Materialistic Beauty And Everlasting Youth – First Venice Solo Show

Lost+ Found is David LaChapelle’s first solo show in Venice. The exhibition expanding over four floors presents a survey of LaChapelle’s work from his early career till today.

15 March 2017

Damien Hirst Targeted In Venice By Animal Rights Activists At Palazzo Grassi

Damien Hirst’s exhibition in Venice which open to the public on April 9 has been targeted by animal rights activists who dumped bags of dung outside the palazzo where the YBA is planning to return following a quiet period.