Edmund de Waal’s library of exile brings to light lost literature in Venice — Wallpaper*

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— by Emma O’Kelly: The British artist and author is paying tribute to the ‘heart’ of the Jewish Ghetto at the 58th Venice Biennale with a duet of exhibitions.

Given that he is both author and artist, it’s fitting that Edmund de Waal should be holding two exhibitions in Venice: one featuring his trademark porcelain vessels, the other based around literature. Collectively entitled ‘psalm’, they take place at the Canton Scuola, a 16th-century synagogue in the Ghetto Nuovo, and at the nearby Ateneo Veneto…

Image: Sukkah, 2019, by Edmund de Waal, installaton view at Venice’s Jewish Museum

May 8, 2019


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