Photo: African Art in Venice Forum website

Part II of the exhibitions coinciding with Venice Biennale

Fondazione Giorgio Cini
Joseph Beuys: Fine-limbed

April 20 – October 2

Joseph Beuys during documenta 5 © bpk / Stiftung Museum Schloss Moyland / Ute Klophaus / Leihgabe der Ernst von Siemens Kunststiftun
Joseph Beuys during documenta 5 © bpk / Stiftung Museum Schloss Moyland / Ute Klophaus / Leihgabe der Ernst von Siemens Kunststiftun

Joseph Beuys: Fine-limbed, a monographic exhibition dedicated to the leading 20th-century artist. Titled after the principal work on view, Backrest for a fine-limbed person (hare-type) of the 20th century AD (1972–82), the exhibition will present a selection of around forty works by this master of conceptual art, whose birth centenary was celebrated in 2021. The exhibition is curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, director of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini Institute of Art History, and staged in collaboration with Thaddaeus Ropac gallery.


Fondazione Querini Stampalia
Danh Vo, Isamu Noguchi, Park Seo-Bo

April 20 – November 27

Photo: Fondazione Querini Stampalia website
Photo: Fondazione Querini Stampalia website

Coinciding with the opening of the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, Fondazione Querini Stampalia in collaboration with White Cube present from Wednesday April 20, 2022, a major exhibition curated by the artist Danh Vo and Chiara Bertola, Curator of Contemporary Art Program at the museum. Presenting a dialogue between Danh Vo’s practice and works by Park Seo-Bo (1931), credited as being the father of the ‘Dansaekhwa’ movement, and the American acclaimed sculptor, architect, designer and scenographer Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988), the exhibition spans the historical palace once inhabited by the Venetian noble family the Querinis. Among the first founders of Venice, they accumulated a vast collection of objects, books and above all works of art over many generations which were bequeathed to the city with the birth of the foundation in 1869.


Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia

April 20 – October 9

Credit Luca Zanon 2_Giorgione, La Tempesta
Credit Luca Zanon 2_Giorgione, La Tempesta

In conjunction with the next International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, the Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia are dedicating an extraordinary exhibition to the great artist, internationally recognised, Anish Kapoor. This exhibition will have retrospective elements alongside newer bodies of work, presenting key moments in the artist’s career. Ground-breaking new works, created using carbon nanotechnology, which will be shown for the first time, as well as recent paintings and sculptures that are testament to the vitality and visionary thrust of Kapoor’s current practice. The exhibition will be enriched with a second and prestigious venue: the historic Palazzo Manfrin, in the Cannaregio district of Venice, to whose collection originally belonged a significant nucleus of masterpieces now exhibited in the Museum.


African Art in Venice Forum 2022
Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal Venice

April 20 & 21

Photo: African Art in Venice Forum website
Photo: African Art in Venice Forum website

AAVF is a public and free discursive platform presented every other year in Venice, Italy during the opening week of the Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte di Venezia. The event provides new opportunities to discover, learn, discuss, explore and exchange on topics and projects related to contemporary art from Africa and its diasporas. AAVF 2022 features talks and readings, with an expanded interactive format spanning two full days.


Ca’ Pesaro
AFRO 1950-1970
From Italy to America and back

April 21 – October 23
Venice, Ca’ Pesaro – International Gallery of Modern Art

Afro 1950-1970. From Italy to America and Back exhibition
Afro 1950-1970. From Italy to America and Back exhibition

Curated by Elisabetta Barisoni and Edith Devaney, the exhibition is dedicated to one of the leading exponents of Italian painting in the second half of the 20th century. America was a great testing ground for Afro Basaldella and gave him the opportunity to meet members of the New York school, including Pollock, De Kooning and Gorky. With forty-five masterpieces arriving from collections and museums around the world, the show pays homage to an artist who is also well represented in the collections of Ca’ Pesaro. It explores the relationship that developed in the 50s between Italian art and American abstract expressionism and action painting.


Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro
From Donatello to Alessandro Vittoria, 1450 – 1600

April 22 – October 10

From Donatello to Alessandro Vittoria, 1450 - 1600 at GalleriaGiorgio Franchetti alla Ca' d'Oro
From Donatello to Alessandro Vittoria, 1450 – 1600 at GalleriaGiorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro

Curated by Toto Bergamo Rossi and Claudia Cremonini, the exhibition is a tribute to Venetian sculpture between the 15th and 17th centuries.

Info is extracted from the press releases of the museums.



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