Venice 1600 years of history through the art of the Fondazione Querini Stampalia

16 November 2021

Venice, November 16th, 2021 – Step by step, back in time, an ideal itinerary through some of the most beautiful paintings, porcelain objects, ancient books, and works of art that guard Venice's 1600 years of history, to tell its story and recall the ancient roots of the city in which the Fondazione Querini Stampalia is. In partnership with Cecilia Vendrasco, Pietro Tonolo and Giancarlo Bianchetti, the Fondazione has organized a festival involving art and music, which will allow the public to discover, through the guided visit of the Fondazione and several concerts, hidden aspects of the history of Venice and of the art collection of the museum located in Campo Santa Maria Formosa.

Three will be the shows with Altro, Altrove. Spaesamenti musicali, scheduled from November 2021 and February 2022 which will show to the public art, history, and music through the precious collections of the venetian Fondazione. The festival will guide the public in a very evocative journey focused on three specific topics, from the metamorphosis to dreams, ending with games. Each topic will be deepened first, through art and then, with songs from historical and contemporary music.

The first show is scheduled on Wednesday 17th November at 18.00 with a specific focus on “myth metamorphosis”. Beginning from The Metamorphoses of Ovidio, the show will be centred on the guided visit of the Collection that will recall this concept, essential in the classic world. Following the visit, at 19.00, visitors will be inebriated from the sounds of flutes, saxophones and guitars with a concert curated by Cecilia Vendrasco, Pietro Tonolo and Giancarlo Bianchetti. An aperitif will  follow.

The other shows will be focused on different topics, such as “digressions in dreams”, beginning from the Hypnerotomachia Polyphili, January 27th at 18.00 whilst the last event will be focused on the topic “games and disguise” and will take place on February 17th, 2022, at 18.00 on the occasion of the Carnival of Venice 2022 with operas of Gabriel Bella.

Reservations mandatory to the e-mail address: €22 per person for each show. Seats are limited and Green Pass is mandatory.