I was very happy to discover some exciting exhibitions whilst on holiday visiting Venice. The DYSFUNCTIONAL exhibition by Carpenters Workshop Gallery in partnership with the Lombard Odier Group at Gallery Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro was one of them. The exhibition is running until the 24 November 2019 if you’re planning to visit.
DYSFUNCTIONAL rethinks the boundaries of art. 23 artists and 50 works are featured. You can find out all about them and their work here. I particularly liked the works by the following two artists;
Talented Virgil Abloh who’s not only an artist. He’s also an architect and fashion designer. I knew him as a DJ, as he plays my kind of music. He’s work is amazing. Just have a look below from his collaboration with IKEA.
The chairs and benches with doorstop, floorlamp cast in solid bronze stand at topsy-turvy angles, as if they have been submerged by rising flood at any moment. ‘That’s the message of the work,’ @virgilabloh explains. ‘This is not our land. We’re apart of an ecosystem. With growing concerns about climate change, design is a powerful vehicle to explain that message to a broader public.’ Quote from Wallpapermag.
The Verhoeven Twins
The Verhoeven Twins are a Dutch design duo.
“We love to cross boundaries: between dream and reality, what is today and is about to come. The possibilities to shape the future with the tools of today are endless, we try to use them in their best way. Industrial production is as beautiful and inspiring as craft. We design serial products with the same attention as one-off’s.
We are storytellers, from fantasy to factory, from statement to product.”
– Verhoeven Twins
This installation is called Moments of Happiness. It’s absolutely stunning.
The Gallery is beautiful and I loved everything about it. I’m sure you can see why. The enormous glass doors out to the enclosed balconies makes it all look like it’s in the same room. The views were amazing.
TOP TIP! If you’re looking for some great Venice pictures without too many people, go to an exhibition and peek out of the windows. You’ll have unspoiled views as far as you can see and you get more untypical pictures of Venice, than just the standard touristy ones.
As a minimal design lover, I did of course notice how well the Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9 Speaker fitted in here. So timeless and the colours work so well. The speaker was designed by Danish designer Øivind Alexander Slaatto.
I have more to show you from Venice very soon. You can also have a look at my stories, here.