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Glass Tea House Mondrian by Hiroshi Sugimoto

The Glass Tea House Mondrian
©Hiroshi Sugimoto+New Material Research Laboratory.
Courtesy of Le Stanze del Vetro.
Sponsored by Sumitomo Forestry and Fondazione Bisazza.

On June 6th, the “Glass Tea House Mondrian” will open to […]

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The actress at work. Scripts annotated by Eleonora Duse

This exhibitions presents a fascinating series of documents illustrating how Eleonora Duse worked on the plays she staged or unrealised projects. Preserved in the Eleonora Duse Archive, the scripts, printed […]

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Glass from Finland in the Bischofberger Collection

On 13 April 2015 the exhibition Glass from Finland in the Bischofberger Collection will open on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore. The exhibition is curated jointly by Kaisa Koivisto, […]

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Magdalena Abakanowicz: Crowd and Individual

Magdalena Abakanowicz is a Polish artist who uses textiles as her principal sculptural medium. Curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, the exhibition of her work at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini will […]

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The Palazzo Cini Gallery

On 25 April the Palazzo Cini Gallery at San Vio will re-open to the public, thanks to a partnership with Assicurazioni Generali, with a number of new attractions for visitors. […]

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Ettore Spalletti. Palazzo Cini

Promoted by the Fondazione Giorgio Cini Institute of Art History in collaboration with ASLC Progetti per l’arte – Verona, the Ettore Spalletti exhibition will be inaugurated on the second floor […]

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Inbox Enki Bilal

Enki Bilal has entered a new phase in his work as an artist. With the support of Artcurial he will exhibit for the first time during the Contemporary Art Biennale in […]

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Painting as Shooting by Liu Xiaodong

Faurschou Foundation is proud to present Painting as Shooting by Liu Xiaodong, one of China’s most influential painters of the last two decades, at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice.

 

This exhibition […]

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Safeguarding Monuments during the Great War. The Ugo Ojetti Photographic Collection in the Fondazione Giorgio Cini

A leading figure on the Italian cultural scene in the 20th century, Ugo Ojetti was an eclectic journalist, art critic and writer, whose multifaceted personality certainly eludes any straightforward classifications. […]

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Fra Angelico’s The Madonna of Pontassieve

From 17 June the Palazzo Cini Gallery at San Vio will host the masterpiece from the Galleria degli Uffizi

From 17 June to 28 September 2015 the Palazzo Cini Gallery at […]

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Imago Mundi. Luciano Benetton Collection. Map of New Art

Five continents, 38 collections, 6930 artists with 10×12 cm artworks

In the current climate of arrested utopias, attacks on cultural heritage, assaults on imagination and knowledge, Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton’s global […]

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Masterclass with Shobana Jeyasingh. From Bharata Natyam to contemporary dance techniques

The Intercultural Institute of Comparative Music Studies is organising a masterclass with Shobana Jeyasingh on 4 and 5 November at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, thus a study project that […]

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Shakespeare in Venice Summer School.
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The Shylock Project

11 June - !5 July

To mark the upcoming 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and 500 years since the creation of the Ghetto in Venice, the Centre for Study and Documentary Research into European Theatre and Opera has organised a Summer School of intensive studies to explore the text and context of the Merchant of Venice.

Safeguarding Monuments during the Great War
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The Ugo Ojetti Photographic Collection in the Fondazione Giorgio Cini

9 June- 31 July

The Institute of Art History archives preserve the photographic collection that Ugo Ojetti put together during the Great War. It consists of more than 500 photographs (gelatin and albumen prints) taken from 1915 to 1919.

In Eleonora Duse's Room
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The actress at work. Scripts annotated by Eleonora Duse

Closed to the public from 3 to 21 August

This exhibition presents a fascinating series of documents illustrating how Eleonora Duse worked on the plays she staged or unrealised projects. Preserved in the Eleonora Duse Archive, the scripts, printed texts and prompters’ copies reveal how the actress wrote notes, made cuts and variations, and added annotations of various kinds

Palazzo Cini. La Galleria
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Art Converasations

Visitors to the fascinating museum house will also be able to attend a series of “conversations” open to everyone – connoisseurs, enthusiasts or even people just beginning to take an interest in art.

Hiroshi Sugimoto
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The Glass Tea House Mondrian

June, 06 – November, 30 2015

The “Glass Tea House” is a temporary pavilion designed by the Japanese artist and photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto as part of the activities of Le Stanze del Vetro. Hiroshi Sugimoto is known worldwide for his black-and-white photographs, and for the first time ever he is to design an architectural building in Venice.

Photo Library
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The Giorgio Cini Foundation Institute of Art History has a rich Photo Library containing a total of around 730,000 photographs, including 330,000 mounted on large index cards, and 65,000 negatives

Libraries
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Timetable

Monday – Friday 9am 6pm

The Giorgio Cini Foundation library possessions include sections on the history of Venice, literature, theatre and opera, relations between Venice and the East, and relations between Venice and Europe. The most significant section, however, is undoubtedly that dedicated to the history of art, which has over 150,000 books and collections of periodicals (around 800 titles, of which over 200 are current titles).

Guided tours
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The Giorgio Cini Foundation monumental complex is open to visitors thanks to guided tours.

Guided tours will take place, without need of reservation, every Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 to 17.00.
During weekdays, guided tours are for groups of at least 12 people, upon reservation.

Hosted events
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The Giorgio Cini is dedicated to culture, research and study. For over 50 years it has hosted important international events including G7 summits, UNESCO conferences, major scholarly gatherings and smaller specialist meetings. The many possible combinations of interior and exterior spaces make the Foundation’s resources and facilities adaptable for any kind of event.

“Benno Geiger” Scholarships
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Applications by June 30, 2015

The Giorgio Cini Foundation offers three scholarships for studies focused on the Benno Geiger Archive, which is preserved and developed on the Island of San Giorgio, as well as on other literary archives held by the Foundation.