NIKOS ALIAGAS. REGARDS VÉNITIENS
04/02 → 26/11/2023
NICOLÒ MANUCCI, THE MARCO POLO OF INDIA
29/04 → 26/11/2023
From 29 April to 26 November 2023, Fondazione dell'Albero d'Oro presents Nicolò Manucci, the Marco Polo of India. A Venetian at the 17th-century Mughal Court, an exhibition project dedicated to the life and travels of Nicolò Manucci (1638-1720), a Venetian of humble origins who, driven by a desire to explore the world, embarked in Venice in November 1653 on his way to the East, hiding in the hold of a tartan, never to return.
To recount the human adventure and atypical voyage of Nicolò Manucci, the manuscripts that make up the original version of the Storia do Mogor and their subsequent transcriptions, the Libro Nero and Libro Rosso, respectively kept at the State Library in Berlin, the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, will be exceptionally brought together and exhibited for the first time at Palazzo Vendramin Grimani.
The exhibition intends to retrace the most salient stages in the life of the Venetian traveller through an itinerary that combines artefacts and decorative elements from different epochs with a selection of reproductions and digital installations of the manuscripts that will allow visitors to discover all the pages of the texts and the richness of the colours and illustrations of a vanished world. The aim is thus to offer the gaze of a privileged witness to the history and cultural richness of Mughal India.
Nikos Aliagas travels through the Venetian alleyways meeting that rare demographic, the inhabitants of the city, ever intent on avoiding the tourists’ lenses. This project originally took root in the artist's soul when Nikos Aliagas, invited by Fondazione dell'Albero d'Oro, first visited the lagoon and experienced its mysterious and fascinating appeal. At that moment, he came up with the idea of taking a deeper look at Venice, exploring the world that revolves around Palazzo Vendramin Grimani. Nikos Aliagas’ lens seeks out the extraordinary daily life and views of Campo San Polo and its surrounding sestiere, or district, allowing the images to tell the stories of those who live in these places and bring them to life. Nikos Aliagas takes photographs in black and white. In them, the artist explores contrasts, backlighting and movement in frames that portray straight and curved lines, such as a face or the corner of an alleyway.
- Nikos Aliagas
Tuesday to Sunday
CLOSED ON MONDAY
10:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
2 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
To purchase your tickets head over to the online ticket office or come directly to the Palazzo Vendramin Grimani ticket office.
|Full ticket||13 €|
Students aged 20 to 25 (upon presentation of a valid university card)
Veneto residents (upon presentation of Identity card)
Senior over 65
Adult groups of at least 15 participants
Teachers (upon presentation of a valid document)
Caregivers of people with disabilities
Ca' Foscari University faculty, students, staff
Touring Club Italiano members
Alliance française of Venice members
Young people under 20
Accompanying persons with 100% handicap
Palazzo Vendramin Grimani, a historic residence overlooking the Grand Canal, becomes a new reference for art lovers, honoring the spirit of “collezionismo” in Venice.