Museo di Palazzo Palazzo Mocenigo

Mocenigo Palace



After TEXTILE ART A VENEZIA , held in Palazzo Mocenigo in autumn 2006, a new, surprising international project.

Again the Fiber Art at Palazzo Mocenigo, with a new international exhibition of contemporary art based on the use of textiles, yarns and fibres. Within such Fiber Art, these materials become part of a genuine creative act. Works of art in their own right, the end results are entirely contemporary in both design and structure.

Again ‘minitextiles’, minature pieces measuring 20x20x20cm; these have been selected in 2006 by an international jury including Luciano Caramel, Ugo La Pietra- Accademia di Brera e Hiroko Watanabe – Tama Art University, Tokyo within the Miniartextil Show in Como (first held in 1991 and now in its sixteenth year), a genre which was initially launched by Nazzarena Bortolaso and Mimmo Totaro of ‘Arte&Arte’.

But the Venice exhibition presents also three large-scale installations by Akio Hamatani, Naomi Nakashima and Kiyonori Shimada: Akio Hamatani (1947,Osaka) presents Orbit 6 (1400x230x300 cm), a vessel made by yellow rayon yarns; Naomi Nakashima (1956, Tokyo) invades the room with hundreds of frogs in silk organdie; Kiyonori Shimada (1964, Okayama), installs Echo with the Ancient Times, an imposing sculpture in red nylon, composed by 52 items, 90x250x50 cm each.

An original musical piece has been composed by Francesco Mantero for the exhibition: a wrapping sound to involve the visitor in a sonic web.

Curated by Luciano Caramel, the exhibition is planned and promoted by Arte&Arte in collaboration with Musei Civici Veneziani. It is under the patronage of Consulate General of Japan, Regione Lombardia, Regione Veneto and Provincia di Venezia.