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VENICE, A FISH OUT OF WATER?

MARILLINA FORTUNA VENEZIA, UN PESCE FUOR D’ACQUA?  “VENICE, A FISH OUT OF WATER?” LUGLIO 2010 A depicted Venice: recognizable, and yet wonderful (a fish, maybe a dancing harlequin in a lagoon). Free: as only a fish or an harlequin can be…or maybe about to be caught or “give itself in”… Talking about the sea in Venice, to recount my sea…(always full of surprises and waste material to assemblage), in Venice. Venice hosting this exhibition! Talking with the consciousness of being close to an error, simplifying this city using metaphors: words translating emotions which...

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Valter Esposito – Venice, A fish out of Water?

Venice. All the way back in 1934, the great Thomas Mann  found himself sitting on a sun bed on a  beach, in front of the Des Bains hotel in Lido, Venice, looking out over the splendid coastline as he wrote down the following words: “No other sea could be more beautiful for a swim and with a city like Venice nearby it becomes unique…” The extraordinary city of Venice, dipped and cradled in water, has always been a true source of creativity for Marillina Fortuna, a perfect symbiosis with her concept of re-inventing art. And that’s just how this splendid exhibition came about. The chosen...

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UN PESCE FUOR D’ACQUA? / Venezia / 11 – 29 Settembre 2010

VENEZIA, UN PESCE FUOR D’ACQUA?  “VENICE, A FISH OUT OF WATER?” A depicted Venice: recognizable, and yet wonderful (a fish, maybe a dancing harlequin in a lagoon). Free: as only a fish or an harlequin can be…or maybe about to be caught or “give itself in”… Talking about the sea in Venice, to recount my sea…(always full of surprises and waste material to assemblage), in Venice. Venice hosting this exhibition! Talking with the consciousness of being close to an error, simplifying this city using metaphors: words translating emotions which arouses. But there’s also the temptation...

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