Thursday, June 06, 2013

Venice: The Pool NYC – Wide Shot exhibition and party

Venice: The Pool NYC – Wide Shot exhibition and party.  Arrows lead the way to the pop-up gallery The Pool NYC which is back in Venice with a group exhibition called Wide Shot, until June 30 in Campiello Giustinian. The gallery conceives the space as a contemporary Wunderkammer, in which it displays different types of works all related to one another for their quality and manufacture, and various media. Wide Shot is the watchful eye of the camera with focus both on the work of the artists with whom the gallery has been working with as well as new artists. 

The Pool NYC – Wide Shot exhibition.     Now in it’s fourth years The Pool NYC groups together the work of renowned artists like Tadao Ando, young artists like Alison Blickle, and the one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture made of reclaimed materials by Ilaria Venturini Fendi, in order to reproduce a nowadays version of the Cabinet of Curiosities. Infact a Wonder-Room with 'an encyclopedic collection of types of objects whose categorical boundaries were yet to be defined’: objects included in these art-rooms belong to Natural History, Archaeology, Religion, Art, and Antiquities.
Above. Fabio Viale’s marble box.

The Pool’s NYC  “roving” dealers Viola Romoli and Luigi Franchin.

The Pool NYC – Wide Shot exhibition. A sofa made with recycled materials by Ilaria Venturini Fendi for Carmina Campus.


Carmina Campus’s Elisabetta Facco with a handbag designed with discarded leather samples by Ilaria Venturini Fendi.


The Pool NYC – Wide Shot exhibition. Tiny peephole, Diorama by Patrick Jacobs.

With galleries in Istanbul and Paris, dealer Marc Hostier.

The Pool NYC – Wide Shot exhibition. Work by Jonathan Rider.


The elegant New York based artist Mr. Rider wears clothes by Ralph Lauren and shoes by Bass Weejun.

Independent curator based in New York Omar Lopez-Chahoud.

The Pool NYC – Wide Shot exhibition.  Ceramic and glass vases by Andrea Salvatori.

The Pool NYC – party. Andrea Salvatori takes a rest from DJing in the garden overlooking the Grand Canal where The Pool NYC’s party was held.

The Pool NYC – party. Tamoil table/light by Ilaria Venturini Fendi for Carmina Campus made with recycled materials.

The Pool NYC – party.  We drank Castello Di Roncade Patriarca rose as well as their Prosecco produced in the nearby hills near Treviso.  Winemaker Claudio Ciani Bassetti and his mother Ilaria.

Artist showing in the Cuban Pavilion, H.H. Lim.

Artist Alberto di Fabio with works on show at the Procuratie Vecchie in Piazza San Marco, Beppi Franchin and Gagosian London gallery manager Gary Waterston.

The Pool NYC – party.  We also drank Chartreuse, a French liqueur made by the French Carthusian Monks since 1605 composed of distilled alcohol with 130 herbal extracts.

Artist Martin Liebscher and Riva.

The Pool NYC – party.   A statue in the garden of Ca’ Civran Badoer Barozzi Marcello del Majno where the party was held overlooking the Accademia Bridge and the Grand Canal.

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