From 31st August to 10th September 2016 will be held the 73. Venice International Film Festival directed by Alberto Barbera. The Festival is to promote knowledge and dissemination of international cinema in all its forms of art, entertainment and industry, in a spirit of freedom and dialogue. The exhibition organizes retrospectives and homages to major figures as a contribution towards a better knowledge of the history of cinema.

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In occasion of 15. International architecture exhibition-the Venice Biennale, was inaugurated, Friday May 27th, at 16.00 at our Center, the exhibition “EIRETAMA” of Brazilian designers Mameluca Studio. Artists, inspired by the unique tattoos and body paints of the Indians of the Amazon rainforest, which resemble the structure of the hives, have designed and built the original facilities for street furniture: benches, chairs, tables etc., all made from recycled materials such as old tires truck wheels. The setting is really impressive, our Cloister Don Orione was transformed into a piece of Brazilian forest: this is a sensory-emotional experience. Entering the porch you are greeted by the chirping of the budgies and colourful pictures of the Indians with the directions of the study carried out by designers to get to the execution of works that have been exhibited in the Central Garden enriched by plants and beach towels fluttering; These are the images of the forest trees and give off the scent of the forest itself, being sprayed every day from essential oil “Rainforest” came directly from there.


On Friday 27th May 2016 at 19.00 inside the cloister of the Centro Culturale Don Orione Artigianelli (Dorsoduro 909-919, Venice, facing the Zattere stop) it opens the exhibition of the Venetian artist Arturo Calce, open from 25th May to 26th June from 10.00 till 19.00, closed on Mondays. Putting himself in relation to the Biennale, which will open its doors to the public in those days, Arturo Calce has developed a project of spatialization of his works that will materialize in a cubic shape inside of the beautiful cloister in the Dorsoduro district.
The walls of the “Little Qube Flat” of Calce are a barrier which separates it from the horizontal relation with those around you, for projecting towards the opposite poles of Earth and Heaven. A work to live and dwell, in time ephemeral Venetian, an event steeped in the same idea of cube, symbol of strength, stability and complete realization.
Composing together Plexiglas panels that make up the support chosen by the artist for his work, is to build a space/home that can fulfill the dual function of observation and place of refuge.
The cube is visible until 26th June, will be split during the finissage in his 36 components, which are then sold as multiples to the audience. A way to stress the worthless yet concrete of the artwork.

BIENNALE ARCHITECTURE 28th May – 27th November 2016

The 15th International Architecture Exhibition, titled Reporting From the Front and directed by Alejandro Aravena, opens to the public on Saturday 28 May at the Giardini and Arsenale venues. The exhibition “will be about sharing with a broader audience, the work of people that are scrutinizing the horizon looking for new fields of action, facing issues like segregation, inequalities, peripheries, access to sanitation, natural disasters, housing shortage, migration, informality, crime, traffic, waste, pollution and participation of communities. And simultaneously will be about presenting examples where different dimensions are synthesized, integrating the pragmatic with the existential, pertinence and boldness, creativity and common sense”.(Aravena)

The exhibition features 88 Participants from 37 countries, 63 National Participations with 4 countries showcased for the first time, and 20 Collateral Events around Venice, one of them hosten in our Sala Tiziano and our cloister. Educational activities will again be offered for the year 2016, addressed to individuals and groups of students from schools of all levels and grades, from universities and fine arts academies, and to professionals, companies, experts, architecture fans and families.  Then, visit Venice with a different point of view as Alejandro Aravena hopes for the Biennale 2016 that might “offer a new point of view like the one Maria Reiche has on the ladder.”


A vast anthological ehibition, the first in Italy, will recall this German painter and photographer linked to Pop Art on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the artist’s birth and the 30th anniversary of his partecipation at the Venice Biennale, awarded by a Golden Lion.