Appointments for Cini Ambassador

plus Mar, 19Jun, 18 2024

The cycle of guided tours dedicated exclusively to Cini Ambassadors resumes in March, with a meeting curated by Egidio Ivetic, director of the Institute for the History of the Venetian State and Society – one of the first institutes of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, founded in 1955 and dedicated to the study of the history of Venice through the collection of documentation, research, the organisation of academic encounters and the publication of the journal Studi Veneziani.


During the opening week of the Sixtieth Venice Biennale, there will be several initiatives promoted and hosted by the Fondazione Giorgio Cini: on Thursday 18 April, Cini Ambassadors may participate exclusively in the opening on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore of the following exhibitions: in Le Stanze del Vetro (in partnership with Pentagram Stiftung) there will be the exhibition 1912-1930 Il vetro di Murano e la Biennale di Venezia; the spaces of the former Piscina Gandini will host the exhibition In Nebula by the artist Chu Teh-Chun, promoted by the Swiss foundation of the same name; the collaboration with the Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery will also continue with an exhibition of previously unpublished works by the American artist Alex Katz, curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, and at Palazzo Cini, on the second floor of the Gallery, there will be an exhibition dedicated to the Austrian artist Martha Jungwirth. At Le Stanze della Fotografia, two exhibitions are planned during the Art Biennale: a major retrospective on Helmut Newton and an exhibition of photographs selected through a call for the contributions of young photographers.


On 7 May, will witness the presentation at the Centro Studi del Vetro (‘Glass Study Centre’), the most important and complete General Archive of Venetian Glass, founded in 2012 by the joint initiative of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and Pentagram Stiftung, which has recently transferred its collections to the renovated Sala Messina, following major restoration work carried out with the contribution of the Interregional Superintendency for Public Works for Veneto, Trentino Alto Adige, Friuli Venezia Giulia and Pentagram Stiftung.


Finally, on 18 June the Cini Ambassadors will discover the new and extraordinary renovation of the Longhena Library with open shelving, reserved exclusively for the study of the history of the Republic of Venice in its historical, cultural and artistic aspects. To achieve this, the room itself has been enriched with publications from the Institute of Letters and that of Venice and the East, and in particular, from the Institute for the History of the Venetian Society and State, thanks to which it was also possible to acquire the major book collection of the historian Alberto Tenenti (1924-2002) in 2017.