Sir John Soanes’ Museum has one of the richest holdings of graphic work by Piranesi and this exhibition, in collaboration with the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, continues the exploration of Soane’s interest
in Piranesi. Diverse Maniere will focus on Piranesi’s engagement with the decorative arts. The displays will consist of meticulous threedimensional reproductions of the objects, such as coffee pots, chairs,
chimneypieces and antique candelabra, tripods and altars imagined by Piranesi in publications such as Diverse Maniere or Vasi, Candelabri, Cippi…, but never actually realised physically. Now, using the
latest scanning and three-dimensional printing technologies, Factum Arte has realised Piranesi’s vision as a designer. Bronze tripods, porphyry altars [ ]
On 27 March, to mark World Theatre Day 2014, the Centre for Theatre Studies has organised a meeting, coordinated by Maria Ida Biggi and Paolo Puppa, on “Theatre in prison”.
Held in collaboration with the Department of Philosophy and the Cultural Heritage at Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, the event will be a chance to focus on the role of theatre in the difficult, problematic prison setting and to exchange views on the relationship between “inside” and “outside”.
After theoretical reflections by Gerardo Guccini, Fernando Marchiori, Andrea Porcheddu, Paolo Puppa and Cristina Valenti, there will be a presentation by Vito Minoia, Valeria Ottolenghi and Daniele Seragnoli of “Suspended Footsteps”, [ ]
The exhibition The Santillanas – Works by Laura de Santillana and Alessandro Diaz de Santillana, conceived by Martin Bethenod, will open to the public on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice on April 6, 2014. The exhibition is promoted by Le Stanze del Vetro, a joint cultural initiative by Fondazione Giorgio Cini and Pentagram Stiftung, whose mission is to study and to promote the art of twentieth-century glassmaking and to show the potential and countless variations of this medium. The exhibition will run until August 3, 2014, and will be open to the public every day except Wednesdays. [ ]
24 May – 2 November 2014
Palazzo Cini, the Gallery.
Tuscan and Ferrarese Masterpieces from the Vittorio Cini Collection
For the sixtieth anniversary of the Institute of Art History, the Palazzo Cini at San Vio will open to the public again
Thanks to a partnership with Assicurazioni Generali, already a patron of the Giorgio Cini Foundation, from May to November visitors will be able to admire the palace with its marvellous collection of Tuscan and Ferrarese paintings, including works by Giotto, Guariento, Botticelli, Filippo Lippi, Piero di Cosimo and Dosso Dossi.
In the sixtieth anniversary year of the creation of the Institute of Art History, [ ]
Paralleling the Architecture Biennale, nine columns—more than seven metres high and covered with a golden mosaic—stand in front of the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, bearing the sky above them. Curated by art historian Robert Fleck, the installation The Sky Over Nine Columns offers a broad scope for association. As a manifestation of the human being standing upright, the column is the earliest element in the history of architecture and forms a direct relation between earth and sky. The golden mosaic consisting of over 800,000 tesserae is an example of the long tradition of local craftsmanship, representing Venice’s early cultural relations between Orient [ ]
The Giorgio Cini Foundation offers 3 or 4 scholarships for sopranos or alto singers specialised in Baroque repertoires to attend the Egida Sartori and Laura Alvini Early Music Seminars, directed by Pedro Memelsdorff.
Tomaso Buzzi at Venini. Catalogue raisonné and exhibition: documentary research, works and lighting solutions designed by Tomaso Buzzi for the Venini glassware company
During Saturdays and Sundays the monumental complex is open to visitors from 10.00 to 16.00, every hour:
guided tours in Italian: at 10, 12, 14, 16
guided tours in English or French: 11, 13, 15
During weekdays, guided tours are for groups of at least 12 people, upon reservation.
La combinazione di spazi interni ed esterni della Fondazione Giorgio Cini consente un’interpretazione e un utilizzo personalizzabile per qualsiasi tipo di manifestazione.