Martin Hatebur /
President of Kunsthalle Basel
It was in 1998 for a birthday, staying at The Gritti Palace, discovering Venice at its best… love at first sight. Visiting the Scuola Grande di San Rocco with its extraordinary works by Tintoretto.
Campo San Rocco, 3052, San Polo scuolagrandesanrocco.it The exhibition “Slip of the Tongue” curated by Danh Vo in collaboration with Caroline Bourgeois at the Punta della Dogana–Pinault Collection. Danh Vo has been invited to collaborate with the Collection not only as an artist but also as a curator, working with the Collection in conjunction with a number of invited artists. The title of the exhibition is borrowed from the artist Nairy Baghramian (born in 1971), who has been in active conversation with Danh Vo. The exhibition is an attempt at mapping friendship; it combines both the personal and social dimensions of relationships around artists. Friendships, taking care of friends, is one of the most important things in life for me and I am curious to see how Danh Vo is translating this into an exhibition.
Punta della Dogana, Dorsoduro, 2 palazzograssi.it
Michèle Lamy's barge on the “Isola la Certosa” to relax and recover from the opening of the Venice Biennale.
The Barge will be moored on La Certosa Island from the 4th-9th of May. Chiesa di San Stae Chiesa di San Stae on the Canal Grande housing many magnificent artworks, including a large canvas by Bartolomeo Letterini decorating the ceiling of the presbytery. It captivates through its simple beauty and offers peace to meditate.
Chiesa di San Stae Campo San Stae, 3013, Santa Croce. Trattoria Antiche Carampane Antiche Carampane in San Polo, one of the best and most authentic restaurants in Venice.
Antiche Carampane Sestiere San Polo, 1911 Tel 041-5240165 antichecarampane.com To get lost in Venice...