when:  until 03.03.19
where: Murano Glass Museum
As a temporary exhibition to the Glass Museum, part of Venice Glass Week, the Fondazione Musei Civici presents innovative forms of artistry in glass through the work of renowned architect and designer Mario Bellini.
Born in Milan in 1935, Bellini works in industrial design, creating some of the most innovative products in the automobile industry (Renault), electronics (former chief designer for Olivetti), and the communication field (La Rinascente). He was architect of Deutsche Bank HQ in Frankfurt (2011) and of the new wing of the Louvre dedicated to Islamic art (2012). Bellini has experimented with many materials and techniques, among them glass,
Mario Bellini designed glass in collaboration with masters of Seguso and Venini furnaces on the island of Murano.

when:  until 17.03.19
what:   MAGNANI COLLECTION. Flacons The Exhibition
where: Mocenigo Palace
The Mocenigo Palace is the Textile Museum of Venice which opened a new section in 2013 dedicated to Perfumes as part of a complete redesign layout by the celebrated opera set designer Pier Luigi Pizzi .
This year’s exhibition curated by Chiara Squarcina and Monica Magnani presents 225 of the 850 bottles of Scent from the Magnani Collection divided into 10 thematic areas – Chronology, Toys, Souvenirs, Techniques, Nature, Love tokens, Containers, Chatelaines, Tiny and Masterpieces.

when:  until 24.03.19
where: Fortuny Palace
As part of the “Ermitage Italia” initiative the Venetian Civic Museums and the State Hermitage Museum, with support from Italian and international public and private collections, present 250+ works on the theme of Ruins.
Taking an historical perspective it explores architecture, sculpture and artefacts from Assyria to Egypt, Athens to Rome to Syria right up to how contemporary art thematises and examines ruin in its different guises including 9/11, the war in Iraq, climate change…passing by Albert Durer, Parmigianino, Paolo Pannini, Giorgio de Chirico, Jean Dubuffet, Anselm Kiefer, Wolfgang Laib.
Masterpieces in various media are presented in the palazzo/ atelier of Mariano Fortuny (photographer, painter, inventor, fashion + interior designer).

when:  until 09.06.19
what:   VENICE AND ST PETERSBURG ‘Artists, Princes and Merchants’
where: Candiani Cultural Center in Mestre
Curated by: Irina Artemieva and Alberto Craievich Scientific direction: Gabriella Belli and Michail Piotrovsky.
Over 70 works from the Hermitage in St. Petersburg including 20 paintings by the great Venetian Masters of C16th – C18th : Tiziano, Veronese, Tintoretto, Bellotto, Canaletto, Tiepolo and Guardi, some of which have never before been shown in Italy.
An exhibition which highlights the relations between Venetian artists and their Russian patrons during C18th and retraces the historic importance of collectors and merchants.

when:   26.01 > 18.03
what:    FROM GESTURE TO FORM. Postwar European and American Art from the Schulhof Collection
where:  Guggenheim Collection
Curated by Gražina Subelyte and Karole P. B. Vail
The Schulhof Collection includes 80 works of European and American art from the end of World War II to the 1980s, bequeathed to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in 2012
reflecting postwar artistic tendencies. This is the first time the Schulhofs’ collection is presented in Italy as a whole.

when:   15.02.19 > 15.06.20
where:  Guggenheim Collection
Curated by Karole P. B. Vail
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is celebrated for its European and American modern art but this exhibition focuses on her acquisitions of works created by artists from cultures including early C20th sculpture from Mali, Côte d’Ivoire, and New Guinea, and ancient examples from Mexico and Peru.
The exhibition will present Guggenheim’s African, Oceanic, Andean, and Mesoamerican objects in dialogue with European pieces from her collection.

when:   23.02 > 09.06
where: Doge’s Palace
Curated by Alberto Craievich
As part of an ongoing series of exhibitions on Venetian Masters the Doge’s Palace presents an exhibition dedicated to C18th Venice and Giovanni Antonio Canal: Canaletto.
On display there will be paintings by Carlevarijs, Rosalba Carrera, Pietro Longhi, Giambattista Piranesi, Francesco Guardi, Giambattista and Giandomenico Tiepolo.
Special focus on Murano glass, jewellery and porcelain production of the time.

when:  24.03 > 06.01.20
what:   LA PELLE (The skin)
where: Palazzo Grassi, Pinault Foundation
Curated by Caroline Bourgeois collaborating with Luc Tuymans
Palazzo Grassi presents a solo exhibition of 80 works by Belgium artist Luc Tuymans entitled “La Pelle” – from the eponymous book by Curzio Malaparte which was published in 1943. It is also the title of one of Tuymans’ work exhibited in the show.
This is the 8th time that the Palazzo Grassi has given a major living artist the opportunity to present their work in the museum – in total control of the curatorial concept supported this year by Caroline Bourgeois.

when:  24.03 > 17.12
what:   LUOGHI E SEGNI (Place and signs) – Group exhibition
where: Punta della Dogana, Pinault Foundation
curated by Martin Bethenod + Mouna Mekouar.
“Luogo e Segni”, take its name from a work on show by Carol Rama (Italian artist from Torin 1918 – 2015)
30 artists present works representing different generations and media, each endeavouring to make sense of his/ her world, the urban, social, political and historic reality.
Among these artists are Berenice Abbott, Trisha Donnelly, R. H. Quaytman, Wu Tsang, Louise Lawler, Agnes Martin, Julie Mehretu, Anri Sala, Šejla Kameric and Tatiana Trouvé

when:  13.04 > 02.09
where: Guggenheim Collection
Curated by Catherine Craft and organized by The Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
A look at the experimental and radical Dada art from over 6 decades by Jean (Hans) Arp (1886–1966) who worked in a variety of materials and formats.
The Dada movement is well-represented in Peggy Guggenheim’s Collection, Arp being one of its founders developed a vocabulary of curving, organic forms that moved fluidly between abstraction and representation – his work stands-out for a unique sense of irony and humour and influences artists today.

when:  11.05 > 24.11
what:   58th INTERNATIONAL BIENNALE OF ART. “May you live in interesting times.”
where: Biennale venues at the Giardini and Arsenale
Curator Ralph Rugoff – Director of the Hayward Gallery London.
‘May You Live In Interesting Times’ is the title of the 58th International Art Exhibition which will highlight approaches to making art and art’s social function embracing both pleasure and critical thinking.
‘May You Live In Interesting Times’ supports the idea of Leonardo da Vinci and Lenin that everything connects with everything else.
A conversation on our social need to find meaning, to connect with others – that art is not about objects but conversations.
The Biennale Art 2019 asserts an exhibition is not what it puts on display, but how audiences can use their experience to confront everyday realities from expanded viewpoints – to change their view of that world.

when:  07 > 15.09
where: San Giorgio Maggiore, Fondazione Giorgio Cini and throughout the town
Created in 2017 to promote the art of glassmaking, Venice Glass Week featured over 150 events at over 100 venues around Venice and Murano, attracting an audience of more than 75,000.
The 2018 festival featured over 180 events at over 160 venues across Venice, Murano and Mestre, attracting 91,000 visitors.
This third edition of the festival is set to be even more ambitious.

when:   21.09.19 > 27.01.20
where:  Guggenheim Collection
Curated by Karole P. B. Vail, with Gražina Subelyte
Focusing on the last three decades of Peggy Guggenheim’s acquisitions, the exhibition offers an opportunity to revisit and re-contextualize works she acquired after making Venice her home in 1948 including René Magritte’s Empire of Light (1953–54), artists such as René Brô, Gwyther Irwin, and Grace Hartigan, as well as the Japanese-born Kenzo Okada and Tomonori Toyofuku.