DOUGLASGORDON

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MUVE CONTEMPORANEO, VENICE 2017
Press preview with accreditation:
Wednesday, 10. May 2017 | 10 am – 6 pm
Thursday, 11 May 2017 | 10 am – 6 pm
Friday 12 May 2017 | 10 am – 6 pm
 
Palazzo Ducale – Prigioni
DOUGLAS GORDON
GENTE DI PALERMO / PEOPLE OF PALERMO
Open day per la stampa
10 – 12. May 2017 | 10 am – 6 pm
12 Maggio ore 12 presentazione stampa
Vernissage. Friday, 12. May 2017 | 12 noon
Curated by: Mario Codognato
Exhibition: 13 May – 24 November 2017
13 Maggio – 24 Novembre 2017
Palazzo Ducale / Doge’s Palace – Prisons
San Marco 1, 30124 Venezia
 
DOUGLASGORDON
Douglas Gordon (Glasgow 1966)
nella videoinstallazione Gente di Palermo, che
presenta in anteprima mondiale a Venezia, riassembla un filmatoamatoriale girato da lui stesso durante una visita alla Cripta dei Cappuccini di Palermo, un cimitero sotterraneo che conserva migliaia di cadaveri imbalsamati ed esposti.
Le mummie, in piedi o coricate, sono divise per categorie sociali, sesso ed età. Camminando nell’ala dedicata ai bambini l’artista si è imbattuto in un delfino gonfiabile abbandonato che svolazzava liberamente tra i cadaveri.
Gordon ha puntato spesso sulla contrapposizione dei doppi e degli opposti: qui il macabro contrasto tra la vita e la morte, tra l’aspetto ludico del palloncino e la drammaticità del contesto, è sintetizzato in pochi fotogrammi carichi di pathos per il monito riguardo alla brevità della vita, ma anche per
la macabra e ironica presenza di un giocattolo più consono a un parco di divertimenti che a un cimitero.
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Palazzo Ducale Doge’s Palace
JHERONIMUS BOSCH AND VENICE
MUSEUMS BY THE MOONLIGHT
Every Fridays and Saturdays
19. May 2017 | until 11pm
Exhibition: 18 February – 4 June 2017
San Marco,1 30135 Venezia
Venezia, Palazzo Ducale, Appartamento del Doge
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Palazzo Ducale, Scrutinio Room
FROM THE GREAT MUGHALS TO THE MAHARAJAS.
Treasures from the Al Thani Collection
9 September 2017 – 7 January 2018 Venice,
Scientific direction: Gabriella Belli
Curated by: Amin Jaffer, Giancarlo Calza
San Marco,1 30135 Venezia
 
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FROM THE GREAT MUGHALS TO THE MAHARAJAS.
Treasures from the Al Thani Collection
From September 9, 2017 to January 7, 2018
Several exceptional jewels, including
“The Idol’s Eye”, the largest blue diamond in the world,
selected from the collection of His Royal Highness Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani of the Qatari royal family. […]
Since ancient times, India has been noted as a land rich in precious gems. Renowned for its diamonds, sapphires and rubies, the ascent of the Mughal Empire in the sixteenth century saw the skill of its jewellers rise to the level of an unparalleled art form. Most notably, the fourth and fifth emperors presided over the birth and development of a golden age that harnessed the art and culture of both East and West to create fabulous jewels, so that even today the variety and beauty of these artefacts is greeted with amazement. Following the decline of the Mughal Empire in the eighteenth century, it was the Maharajas under the new British Raj who continued the fabulous tradition. Immensely rich and sophisticated, they interacted with the most famous European jewellery firms. Their capacity for reinventing jewellery, such as embedding ancient gems in more modern compositions, led to designs that were a wonderful combination of Indian traditions and the latest trends in Western culture. Several exceptional jewels, including The Idol’s Eye, the largest blue diamond in the world, have been selected from the collection of His Royal Highness Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani of the Qatari royal family. The jewels share with the public a fabulous, four-centuries-long story of culture, design and beauty.

http://palazzoducale.visitmuve.it/en/mostre-en/mostre-in-corso-en/from-the-great-mughals-to-the-maharajas/2017/04/18217/treasures-from-the-al-thani-collection/

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