Beauty & The Beast

Fondation Valmont outdo themsleves once again with their latest exhibition surrounding Beauty and the Beast.

by Eleonora Betesh

Curated by Didier Guillon, Luca Berta and Francesca Giubilei, this contemporary art exhibition explores the encounter between man and nature, with a narrative that seeks to conceptualise the fate of mankind, as told by Judi Harvest and Quentin Grey. Inspired by the famous fairy tale, the exhibition is a combination of Grey’s works on canvas and bronze and wooden sculptures that explore mankind’s perceived superiority over nature, while Harvest’s glass-wire installations illustrate the beauty and vulnerability of the bee kingdom. The themes explored here are of high relevance today, and pose questions that probe into our relationship with the world around us. Who is the beauty, and who is the beast?

Hosted in a beautiful, 16th century palazzo overlooking the Grand Canal, everything from the installations and artworks to the building’s architecture are a sight to behold. The exhibition is sponsored by Fondation Valmont, and will run from 13 May to 26 November 2017. Open from 10am to 6pm. Free entry.


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