Journeys of summer

A voyage through Venice's enchanting exhibitions
by Redazione VeNews

The unique summer atmosphere presents an opportunity to experience the city in a new way, allowing yourself to be carried away by the sensations of suspension and slowdown that the hottest months of the year impose on both body and mind.

Venice offers an array of places where you can truly savor the typical sensations of a holiday, especially during the summer. These locations seem to exist in a suspended state, transcending time, and have the power to evoke emotions and distant memories, making you feel like you’re embarking on a journey. Below, we recommend three exhibitions that embody these experiences: 1) A deep dive into the Mediterranean, immersing you in a captivating blend of myth, history, and the stark reality of the region. Here, you’ll encounter mythological creatures and explore lost languages, evoking a sense of wonder and fascination (Thus Waves Come in Pairs, Ocean Space); 2) An adventurous voyage to discover distant worlds as you admire intricate miniatures and vibrant colors, allowing yourself to be enraptured by the intoxicating fragrances of Mughal India (Nicolò Manucci, the Marco Polo of India, Fondazione dell’Albero d’Oro); 3) A journey into the enchanting realm of tradition, where golden embroideries and timeless characters abound, witnessing the interplay of light and shadow, reminiscent of the scintillating summers in Athens, transporting you to a place of timeless allure.

Featured image: Nicolò Manucci, the Marco Polo of India (Map M. Jennings)

Simone Fattal, Petrit Halilaj & Álvaro Urbano

TBA21–Academy presents Thus waves come in pairs, an exhibition comprising two new commissions launching at Ocean Spa...

22 April 2023


5 November 2023

Fondazione dell’Albero d’Oro presents Nicolò Manucci, the Marco Polo of India. A Venetian at the 17th-century ...

29 April 2023


26 November 2023

Four artists invited to reflect and make something beautiful on the concept of ego, sponsored by Fondation Valmont. Ego will op...

22 April 2023


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