The Rule of Dreams. Fornasetti in Venice.

How lucky I am. My dear friend Adriana is still exploring Venice these days. And the Biennale Arte 2019 is the perfect location for dreaming and getting inspired. Adriana mentioned to me the amazing installations at the T Fondaco dei Tedeschi, amazing art in this amazing building. You can read a bit more about it here.

Fornasetti’s dreamlike world comes to Venice and pays homage to the city and its artistic heritage with a site-specific installation at the T Fondaco dei Tedeschi.

Featuring silhouettes of female faces, irreverent monkeys and hands slicing through the air, the art installation develops along the different areas of the building, once the trading place for German merchants working in Venice and now converted into a department store.

Fornasetti’s universe dialogues with the historical signs through a game of references and continued reversals between different codes and eras, paying tribute to the frescoes of the great Venetian Masters Giorgione and Tiziano who, in the sixteenth century were on the facade of the building, just like today the large disks depicting the Fornasetti’s muse Lina Cavalieri. 

An installation by Barnaba Fornasetti and Valeria Manzi
From 8 May to 24 November 2019 – T Fondaco dei Tedeschi,
Calle del Fontego dei Tedeschi, Rialto Bridge, Venice

Adriana is a freelance artist and maker, exploring mainly textiles and other creative materials for the craft and making world, She is based in Milan, when no travelling and observing the beauty of the arts. You can discover more about her on Instagram.

Photo credits: Adriana Gaetano and Fornasetti.

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