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FOUR EXHIBITIONS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE BIENNALE
Works on display at the Giardini della Marinessa, the Island of Mazzorbo and the two exhibition spaces of the gallery

On the occasion of the 58th International Art Exhibition, the Giardini della Marinessa will be turned into an open air museum.

From May 11 to November 24, the cool and calm atmosphere of an historic 2.200-square-metre garden in the heart of Venice will house an exhibition dedicated to three world-famous and influential artists. The show, which is organised by Bel Air Fine Art Gallery Venice, in collaboration with GAA Foundation, is called “Personal Structurer – Identities”.

The gigantic sculptures by American artist Carole Feuerman, the pioneer of hyper-realism – an art movement that was born in the US in the ’70s – will certainly leave an impression on visitors.

The monumentality of her hand-painted, bronze sculptures inspires feelings of illusion and dream in the observer, whereas accurate details (see the water drops in the Swimmers series) give these works human features.

Pop artist Laurence Jenkell’s gigantic candies, which express twisting and resistance at the same time, bring back memories of our childhood. The French artist’s shiny and colourful works accompany the observer in a spectacular unreality, in quest for a new canon of beauty.

Walking on, visitors meet some imposing sculptures by French Israeli artist Idan Zareski, an avid traveller who spreads a message of peace and harmony through his Big Foots, also highlighting the importance of the roots that attach us all to this planet.

In the meanwhile, the Bel-Air exhibition space in Santo Stefano (Calle dello Spezier 2765, San Marco 30124) houses a rich permanent collection of works by Neo Post-Pop, street and optical artists such as Mr. Brainwash, Banksy, Patrick Hughes, Jeff Koons, Richard Orlinski and David Kracov.

The new exhibition spaces of Bel-Air in Dorsoduro 728 celebrates photography through previously unpublished shots that were born from the personal experiences of Liu Bolin (from China), Christian Voigt, Antoine Rose and Joel Moens De Hase.

At the same time, on the Island of Mazzorbo, in the gardens of the Venissa Restaurant, Bel-Air dedicates a solo show to sculptor Stefano Bombardieri, who has founded his research on reflection – not without a touch of philosophical suggestion – on themes such as time and its perception, man, and the meaning of existence.

Beatrice Civallero

GIARDINI DELLA MARINARESSA
CAROL FEUERMAN
LAURENCE JENKELL
IDAN ZARESKI

POST POP ART, STREET ART, OPTICAL ART
BEL AIR FINE ART GALLERY
CALLE DELLO SPEZIER

INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
DORSODURO 728

STAFANO BOMBARDIERI
ISOLA DI MAZZORBO

VENICE
UNTIL 24/11

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