Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Fondazione Querini Stampalia - Homespun Tales - In this beautiful Palazzo, still viewable as a private home of two hundred years ago German born sculptor Kiki Smith presents *****Homespun Tales a tale of domestic occupation that mirrors the collection Querini Stampalia while weaving a fractured tale of household yearning. Referencing some characteristic elements of the noble Venetian family home - including their paintings (Pietro Longhi, Antonio Canova, Giovanni Bellini etc.), furniture and mirrors - she creates a new narrative highlighting the resourcefulness of home makers. She does this so cleverly that in some case - like the biscuit objects on the table setting are nearly indistinguishable from her own work. It's a charming fairy tale exhibition that blends in so cleverly with the Venetian dwelling.
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