And so to the Arsenale
where the exhibition spaces have extended across the water (a ferry service) to the magnificent former shipyards of the Venetian navy.
These essentially biographical chapters are interwoven with chapters dedicated to works of less-certain authorship: the Arsenale
Gate and the Torre dell'Orologio.
The latter was a prototype for his installation of camel heads in the water adjacent to the Arsenale
at the 2001 Venice Biennale, which was submerged and reappeared with the changing tides.
When the site became too small for the military demands of the Republic, the plant was transferred to the shipyard of the Arsenale
, and in 1434 the whole area was put up for auction.
My own guess is that Shakespeare had in mind an inn, hard by the Arsenale
gates, and thus likely enough to take a topographical feature for its sign.
Overall, the greatest strengths are in the treatment of the late sixteenth century and particularly in the history of the lute and other plucked instruments, territory Toffolo explored previously in Antichi strumenti veneziani, 15001800: Quattro secoli di liuteria e cembalaria (Venice: Arsenale
The culmination of those expeditions, Ashes and Snow, premiered in 2002 at the Arsenale
in Venice, Italy, to a record 100,000 visitors, making it the largest solo exhibition ever mounted in that country.
Major organization : MINISTERO DELLA DIFESA DIREZIONE ARSENALE
His piece "Respiro," commissioned by the ystanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (yKSV) and curated by Defne Ayas, will be at the Sale d'Armi building in the Arsenale
, one of the biennale's two main venues.
The curator usually has a scant 12 months to martial an exhibition in the Arsenale
, leaving the participating nations to do their thing in their national pavilions; this year he had 18 months.
Today, an Armstrong Mitchell hydraulic crane, the only one of its kind left, can still be seen on the Arsenale
The wooden scale model of Il Palazzo has been installed at the threshold of the Arsenale
, one of the two venues hosting the Biennale exhibition.
Just over a dozen more, either newly permanent (Argentina, the UAE) or temporarily rented (Lebanon, Turkey, Bahrain), are to be found in the spaces of the city's former shipyards, known as the Arsenale
-- from Dar al-Sina in Arabic.
Honouring the UAE's efforts to become an arts and cultural hub for the region, the Venice Biennale has dedicated the National Pavilion ample space in the Arsenale
section, one of the most prominent that also hosts music, film and dance events.
The 250 pieces, including a collection of ancient Ukrainian sculptures from 10 national museums, coupled with 40 new pieces created specifically for Arsenale
2012 by 25 Ukrainian and 13 Polish artists.