Giudecca contemporary art district launches in industrial area off Venice’s beaten tourist track — The Art Newspaper

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Opening during the Venice Biennale, the new initiative includes project and exhibitions spaces and a foundation for young Polish art

— by Georgina Adam: The Giudecca Art District (GAD), a new initiative comprising project spaces, exhibitions and a foundation for young Polish art, launched yesterday during the Venice Biennale with a lively evening party.

The island of Giudecca, often overlooked by tourists, boasts vast old granaries, boat yards, churches, gardens and a couple of smart hotels and indeed was already the site of a number of artist studios. Now a couple of entrepreneurs—the curators Valentina Gioia Levy and Pier Paolo Scelsi—have created GAD that groups eleven projects, eight of which are part of the opening programme Take Care of your Garden, inspired by Voltaire’s famous and rather resigned maxim…

Image courtesy of the Giudecca Art District

May 10, 2019 — 16:37 BST


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