Palazzo Fortuny

Fortuny Palace



The exhibition, curated by Dominique Païni, is organised in concomitance with the 51st Venice Visual Arts Biennale and with the collaboration of the Venice Museum Authority and Baudoin Lebon, Paris. The event has enjoyed the support of the AFAA (Association Française d’Action Artistique), the Fondation Pierre Bergé -Yves Saint Laurent, the Fondazione Antonio Mazzotta and the Alliance française of Venice; it is under the patronage of the Culture Department of the French Embassy, Venice.
Located on the first piano nobile of the Palazzo, the exhibition complements the atmospheric interiors and furnishings of Mariano Fortuny’s atelier.
It comprises a series of works – photographs that have been punctured and/or re-drawn by the superimposition of hundreds of pins – which are a conceptual conjunction of the photographic image and the three-dimensional. Other pieces include video installations and a floor sculpture of twelve components.