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LEUCOS and art along the Grand Canal

Venice, Cà Pesaro
Galleria internazionale d'Arte Moderna


We always had a passion for art, but these days it moved farther on. Thanks to Leucos’ sponsorship (that covered the complete budget necessary to the making and the set up of the art pieces), venetian artist Federica Marangoni was able to finalize “Il filo conduttore” (“the leading thread”), touching and gigantic show displayed at Museum Ca' Pesaro, part of which can be seen along the Grand Canal. A red rivulet of energy and blood sharply divides the white façade of Ca’ Pesaro, from the roof almost down to the water of the Grand Canal, where it encounters a technological Venus, a gigantic spool made from a slender and ephemeral plate of glass on whose axis it winds. In the museum, two “rooms” on the ground floor are connected and market by this red thread which becomes a rivulet of blood running through a mass of barbed wire. It is a strong, spectacular exhibition, especially at night: the “common thread” of life leads from the façade on the museum into Ca’ Pesaro, in which the “drama of humanity” unfolds. The words “IS NOT A GOOD DAY TO BE HUMAN” appear behind a beggar and the mass of barbed wire, while disturbing images of printing machines and magazines move across at the rate of a heartbeat. These are typical signs of Federica Marangoni’s work, which speaks of the individual’s freedom and the chaos in which humanity struggles. The show, curated by Gabriella Belli, will display until September 13th. Artist Fabrizio Plessi, personal friend of Marangoni, was present at the event’s premiere.

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