1111Venice Art Night 2017: beauty and art by night on 17 June 2017
After the success of recent editions this year, the Civic Museum Foundation in Venice will join Art Night Venice - L'Arte Libera la Notte, the event organized by Ca 'Foscari in collaboration with the City of Venice on Saturday June 17, 2017, during which all the cultural institutions of the city will contribute with their event venues, performances and extraordinary opening until late evening.
"Art Night is an evening of art and culture available to the city," explains Michele Bugliesi, Dean of Ca' Foscari University - an event of cultural sharing and an expression of the research work of the cultural institutes of Venice. We call on not only local but also international projects and institutional seats, it is a trademark that enriches us for the variety and quality of the offer with which we reach the big and the small. It is really a beautiful initiative of which Ca' Foscari is a promoter but is primarily a town manifestation the value of which is given by the many participating institutions. " Starting at 6pm on June 17th, with the opening of the Ca' Foscari's doors, the inauguration of the Night's events, the whole city will be entertained in Venetian calli and campiellos with free evening opening of museums, foundations, galleries, libraries, institutions, theaters and cultural associations.
Hundreds of institutions will be involved with hundreds of planned appointments, from Punta della Dogana to Civic Museums, the Casa dei Tre Oci, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Palazzo Cini, Querini Stampalia Foundation, just to name a few of the institutions which will be exceptionally open on the Art Night.
There are numerous creative activities and workshops for the kids set up in the city. You can not miss the music, with interesting appointments and performances in different locations in the historic center.
Art Night is a spot on art and culture to satisfy every curiosity, interest, and age. The MuVe (Venice's Civic Museums network) Foundation's proposal will focus on permanent collections and, on the other hand, on their "contamination" with the exhibitions of the Muve Contemporaneo project, this year also extended to Mestre, where the Candiani Cultural Center hosts the "Short Circuit Festival. Dialogue across the Centuries", also focused on the dialogue between art of the past and the present and with the exhibition on Titian.
The Muve Art Venues for Art Night 2017 will be: Ca 'Pesaro, Ca' Rezzonico and Palazzo Mocenigo. For all venues the opening hours are extraordinary and access free is from 9pm to 11pm. At 9.15 pm, every institutional seat will also offer a guided tour - to be booked in advance (http://www.visitmuve.it/en/servizi-educativi ).
M9 also participates for the second consecutive year at Art Night Venice, opening to the city the site of the former Convent of Via Poerio, adjacent to the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, better known as a "military district" (former Caserma Matter).
From 6 pm to 11pm on Saturday, June 17, citizens will be able to access freely, from the sub-port of Via Poerio, to the inner courtyard and some of the building currently under construction. The renovation work will be completed by the summer, but visitors will already appreciate the architectural structure which has not been accessible to the public for several centuries. The building was first a cloistered convent and later, from the XIX century, a military district.
During Art Night 2016, more than 150 people had the opportunity to visit the yard, this year the public will be allowed access to the area of the former convent without prior reservation.
The visit will be accompanied in this edition by sound experiences by the School of Electronic Music of the Benedetto Marcello Conservatory in Venice. Visitors will have the opportunity to appreciate the sound installation "The squares" and improvisations of the Arazzi Laptop Ensemble, based on the design of a selection of sounds taken from the same installation, will transmit the sounds of the environment recorded in the main squares of eight European cities (Paris, Venice, Udine, Mestre, Conegliano, Pordenone, Verona, Nuremberg).