Backdrop (Venice)


Research Pavilion II, in the context of the 57th Venice Biennale

Backdrop (Venice) is an installation and a theater piece. It was temporarily installed in Venice, on the San Marco Square, in May 2017, in the context of the 57th Art Biennale, as part of the group show You gotta Say yes to Another Access at the Research Pavilion (II). It is made of a large semi-transparent polyethylene greenhouse film hung to a removable backstage arch made of steel theater fly bars. Backdrop (Venice) is a free interpretation in situ of Giovanni Antonio Canal, a.k.a. Canaletto’s painting La Commedia dell’Arte sulla Piazza San Marco (circa 1720).


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