We’re proud to be part of International prize GAeM exhibition at Biblioteca Classense in Ravenna, curated by Linda Kniffitz and Daniele Torcellini, from 8 October to 26 November 2017, during the fifth edition of Ravenna Mosaico, biennial of contemporary mosaic.
Among the 13 selected works for this important collective, “Grand Tour. Venezia e La laguna di Venezia”, artist’s books by Laura Carraro and “/S/coprire” by Eleonora Zannier, our collaborator.
Laura Carraro, GRAND TOUR. Venezia e la laguna di Venezia
43 x 29 x 7 cm each piece
Paper notebooks, filato glass, Venetian gold, marbles; in wood and glass thecas
Grand Tour is a collection of travel books and artist books: the artist express herself using her natural language, impressing on paper the feelings of different cities (here, thoise of her origin: Venice and its lagoon).
Micromosaic was used in Grand Tour times as first souvenirs, during XVII – XIX centuries. I wanted to use the same meanings in a personal and contemporary edition.
Venice is colour, rhythm, surface. Its natural environment was made of the only elements of water and air, absolute surfaces of colour: not geometrically ordered, not prospectically explicable. From the words of Sergio Bettini, “Venezia”, 1953.