The elegance of the Black Swan is an exhibition in which diversity is astonishing,
like when you are on the border of a lake with many white swans and you see a black swan.
The exhibition will include home accessories, table decor items, and special items that amaze us by their elegance.
Location: Palazzo Grimani Museum
Castello 4858 (Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Ramo Grimani) – Venice
Exhibition: 1 – 9 October 2016
Hours: from Monday to Friday 2pm-7pm/ Saturday and Sunday 9am-7pm
Guided Tour: Thrusday 6 october at 11 am
Ticket: 4€ presenting VDWcard or invitation to the exhibition
The venue chosen for The elegance of the black swan is Palazzo Grimani. Hidden behind Campo Santa Maria Formosa, it was bought by the merchant Antonio Grimani in the fifteenth century and set as one “Statius”, the typical house of the Venetian merchants. Even today there are two water gates, which originally served to facilitate the carriage of goods by sea. A massive makeover Renaissance was made by Giovanni Grimaldi in mid 1500. At the palace, which had an L-shaped plant, were added two arms: so the two sides came together to enclose the large courtyard. Giovanni, whom we owe the current appearance of the building, was the Patriarch of Aquileia and had a troubled life, especially marked by a long and controversial trial for heresy, that He ended with acquittal. Many of the palace frescoes recall this story, that prevented him from becoming a cardinal. Among the beautiful stucco staircase of access to the main floor figure the justice that rewards Giovanni; in the beautiful room in Foliages you may notice the scale shock from the elements and threatened by snakes and the magpie captured by the owl, to symbolize Giovanni with his accusers. The Grimani, major collectors of ancient art, filled the precious antique sculptures palace from Greece and Rome, works that were inserted Renaissance perfectly in environments created by John, as the Tribune, a space by strong visual impact.
Do you like to exhibit in this Museum? Please send your project to firstname.lastname@example.org
We have 2 selections at the moment Mathematics and Design and Glassware and Tableware.