Biennale and much more: 3 exhibitions not to be missed in Venice

Itineriaries and Tours
September 10th, 2019

When visiting the Venice Biennale,  a visit to its 2 historic sites is a must: the Gardens built by Napoleon at the beginning of the 19th century that have been hosting the foreign pavilions since 1907, the Arsenale where the Serenissima built the ships of her fleet - both are fascinating and full of history.

If the Biennale is to be experience also from another point of view, then the city and its wonderful treasures await to be discovered. Let us highlight three that we have chosen as for us they give the deep sense of art in the history and culture of Venice.

Domus Grimani 1594-2019” is an exhibition housed at Palazzo Grimani, a hidden gem located between the Rialto and San Marco in a more low-profile and less flashy part of Venice. The curators – Daniele Ferrara, director of the Polo museale del Veneto, and Toto Bergamo Rossi, director of Venetian Heritage, – returned home after four centuries the collection of classical statuary that once belonged to the Patriarch of Aquileia, Giovanni Grimani. The reconstruction of the Tribuna of Patriarch Giovanni is of one of the most significant exemplars of European museology recreating the atmosphere of a sixteenth-century aristocratic Venetian residence inspired by the aesthetic of the house-museum.  The exhibition will be open for 2 years, until 30 May 2021.

And while we are talking about house-museums, another must-see is the Abbazia di San Gregorio where Colnaghi, one of the oldest classical art galleries in the world, has displayed outstanding artworks by the great masters of painting. The paintings hang in the rooms of the Abbey that interior designer Chahan Minissian, inspired by the Grand Tour, turned into a  a house with the aim of recreating the private residence of a 21st century traveler. "Chahan Gallery x Colnaghi" is a mixture of old and new where the artworks interact with the interiors and help create new connections between visitors, collectors and the work of art itself. The exhibition can be visited by appointment until 24 November 2019.

Gallerie dell’Accademia  present “Baselitz Academy”, a major retrospective leading visitors through the artistic career of the great German expressionist Georg Baselitz, the first contemporary artist to be the protagonist of a retrospective at the Galleries. It was a source of great pride for us to have provided our staff for the inauguration of the exhibition and organized, together with Gagosian, the gala dinner in honor of the artist, who was the guest of honour.
Due to the great success and popular demand, the exhibition as been extended until October 6 2019.

Photo ©: banner - Palazzo Grimani

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