Venice

Venice Carnival wows thousands of revellers

The Flight of the Angel was a visual feast for the thousands of revellers at the carnival in Venice this year.<p>Claudia Marchiori, la #colombina del Venice_Carnival. pic.twitter.com/VyTXO2UEec— Altri Mondi Gazzetta (AltriMondiGazza) February 19, 2017 This year student Claudia Marchiori sprinkled …

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Jesse Jones Resurrects the Witches at the Irish Pavilion in Venice

Art World<p>The artist is representing Ireland at the 2017 Biennale, with a political work about feminist archetypes.<p>,<p>Artist Jesse Jones will represent …

Venice Biennale

Is the Fondaco dei Tedeschi Venice’s Hottest New Attraction? - Condé Nast Traveler

The 16th-century Fondaco dei Tedeschi has been transformed into a new city hotspot.<p>A 16th-century trading hall overlooking the Rialto Bridge, with period details, art exhibits, and a rooftop terrace offering peerless views of the Grand Canal. A new attraction in Venice? Yes, but not in the way …

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Watch Suki Waterhouse in The Bad Batch, a Film About Cannibals with a Danceable Soundtrack

The trailer for <i>The Bad Batch</i>, a film that marks model-turned-actress Suki Waterhouse's first major role, is creepy and unsettling from the beginning. It starts with Waterhouse's character running from something in the middle of a dessert. Then, just as she's caught and pinned down, an incredibly …

Venice Film Festival

This year’s stunning Venice Carnival launches with a colourful water parade

Large crowds gathered in a range of colourful costumes and traditional Venetian masks last weekend to celebrate the launch of the Venice Carnival 2017.<p>A woman dressed in mask and period costume takes part in the Carnival of Venice. Image by Marco Bertorello/Getty Images<p>Saturday marked the beginning …

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Support Contemporary Art Daily!

First of all, we’d like to thank everyone who supported us last summer. We’ve partnered with a wonderful designer/coder who is working with us to …

Venice Biennale

Venice Carnival begins in style

The Carnival of Venice, which each year draws thousands of revellers dressed in masks and period costume, got under way in the iconic Italian city with a stunning show staged on its famous canals.<p>The show, celebrating "the beauty, the sea and the vanity," according to organisers, provided the grand …

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As the Venice Carnival kicks off, how to get a rare property in the Italian city

The world-famous spectacle of the Venice Carnival commences today, with the extraordinary floating show on the Rio di Cannaregio kicking off three weeks of festivities. Fantastical regattas, masquerade balls and costume competitions illuminate the city’s canals and campos in a riot of noise and …

Mediterranean

Venice Fights Back

The world's most beautiful city has never been more threatened. But a passionate movement of locals is determined to keep it alive.<p>Venice may be putting on its party clothes for Carnival this weekend, but right now many in the city feel they have little to celebrate. Groaning under the weight of 30 …

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UK partners with Scotland and Wales for Venice Biennale

The British Council has announced that it will partner with Scotland and Wales to present three exhibitions at the upcoming Venice Biennale.<p>In the …

Venice Biennale

Cody Choi and Lee Wan Will Represent Korea at the 57th Venice Biennale

Art World<p>The pavilion will present multi-generational perspectives on Korean identity in the face of globalization.<p>,<p>The 57th Venice Biennale has …

Venice Biennale

Baltimore provocateur John Waters will exhibit his artwork at prestigious Venice Biennale

Baltimore's favorite bad boy, John Waters, has been selected to exhibit in the 2017 Venice Biennale — and the world's most august art show suddenly …

Venice Biennale

Malta Will Have a Pavilion at the Venice Biennale for the First Time in 17 Years

Exhibitions<p>The pavilion will be organized by the artists-curators Raphael Vella and Bettina Hutschek.<p>,<p>Malta will have a national pavilion at the …

Venice Biennale

How to Get a Satellite Show During the Venice Biennale

Art World<p>There are several ways for an artist to be shown in Venice.<p>,<p>The opening week of the Venice Biennale—which has never been more important than …

Venice Biennale

Venice Jeweler Casa Codognato Is a Celebrity Secret - Bloomberg

Early one morning in the summer of 1973, Attilio Codognato got an urgent phone call from the Gritti Palace hotel. On the line was Louis Alexandre …

Venice Biennale

How to enjoy Venice without destroying it

<b>Why go now?</b><p>Masks at the ready – the Venice Carnevale, or carnival, takes to the streets from 11-28 February. Events are largely on weekends, which …

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57th Venice Biennale Reveals List of Participating Artists

Exhibitions<p>See whose work will be on display at "Viva Arte Viva" this summer.<p>,<p>The 57th Venice Biennale released the list of participating artists for …

Venice Biennale

Venice Biennale’s main exhibition to be ‘by the artists and for the artists’, curator says

One hundred and twenty artists have been invited to participate in the main exhibition of the 57th Venice Biennale, 103 of whom have been selected …

Venice Biennale

Valeria Necchio introduces us to frìtole, the famed fried dough treats eaten during Carnival in Venice, and tells us where you the best shops can be found.

One of the best times of year to visit Venice is perhaps from mid-January to late February, during the so-called <i>Carnevale di Venezia</i>. Venice’s …

Mediterranean

Murano Glass and Burano Lace Tour from Venice

Discover the Venetian islands of Murano and Burano on a half-day trip from Venice! With your expert guide, you'll learn about the age-old handcrafts …

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Architecture’s glass ceiling

“The ghosts of modern architecture.” That memorable phrase is how architectural historian Beatriz Colomina describes women’s status in the …

Venice Biennale

Sail down the River Po to Venice enjoying splendid sights and delicious tastes

The gondolas and water taxis gliding up and down Venice’s canals reveal the city’s unique beauty in the best way – from the water.<p>Most people only …

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The Biggest Concrete Playground Stories from the Week You May Have Missed

From awesome new bar and restaurant openings to the latest innovations in technology, design, fashion and the arts, we here at Concrete Playground …

Venice Film Festival

Carnegie Hall Offers a Musical Passport to Italy

The three-week February festival celebrates La Serenissima—the cultural heart of Venice—through a stunning presentation of orchestral …

Classical Music

What Baroque Venice Can Teach Us About Modern Politics

For New Yorkers seeking temporary respite from political Twitter storms, Carnegie Hall is usually a safe space. And its special festival “La Serenissima: Music and Arts from the Venetian Republic” may seem particularly appealing. With a sumptuous red-and-gold Carnival mask adorning the marketing …

The Arts

Nathaniel Mellors and Erkka Nissinen Will Represent Finland at 57th Venice Biennale

Exhibitions<p>The artists, known for their irreverent and humorous works, will explore Finnish clichés.<p>,<p>The artists Nathaniel Mellors and Erkka Nissinen …

Venice Biennale

The Fits UK Trailer | Royalty Hightower | Sundance Film Festival

The market seems to be oversaturated with an abundance of coming-of-age stories, from the beautiful Moonlight, which releases in cinemas on the 24th …

Venice Film Festival

Continuing Education: Masonry Construction

Venice is a city built of bricks and one enriched by the wooden cargo ships that helped lift the former Venetian Republic to greatness. So it’s …

Venice Biennale

Trolls take over Icelandic pavilion at the Venice Biennale

The Icelandic artist Egill Sæbjörnsson has turned to two fictional trolls to stage his exhibition in Iceland’s pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale …

Venice Biennale

5 of the Best Budget Places to Stay in Venice

<b>“Venice, it’s temples and palaces did seem like fabrics of enchantment piled to heaven.”</b> <b><br>― Shelley.</b><p>When you visit Venice, be it for a short vacation, …

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