The Biennale of Venice attracts artists, curators and collectors from around the world. This six month bi-annual event hosts two main venues in Castello with many collateral spaces sprinkled throughout the city.
One such spot is the Chiesetta della Misericordia located in Campo de l’Albazia, Presently hosting a site-specific installation by artist Melanie Bonajo representing the Netherlands for the Dutch Pavillion.
Upon entering the church, glance skyward to see the fact that this city is constructed in wood. Contrary to most first impressions, wood structures are our true foundations. The buildings original celestial genre ceiling is beautifully painted in blue and gold.
Churches have always been decorated by artists – clever craftsman telling stories throughout history.
As you wander through Venice’s watery world, pop into any open door, catch a glimpse of contemporary art while reflecting on the spaces origins. Why not start with this one…