Exhibitions in Venice

Exhibitions in Venice

Discover exhibitions by our artists on view in Venice, including Berlinde De Bruyckere at Abbazia di San Giorgio Maggiore, Pierre Huyghe at Punta Della Dogana, William Kentridge at Arsenale Institute, Anna Maria Maiolino at the Giardini and Arsenale, and Zeng Fanzhi at the Scuola Grande della Misericordia.

Zeng Fanzhi
Near and Far/Now and Then

Zeng Fanzhi will debut new works at the Scuola Grande della Misericordia in an exhibition organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). With an installation designed by architect Tadao Ando, ‘Near and Far/Now and Then’ is on view from 17 April through 30 September 2024.

Berlinde De Bruyckere
City of Refuge III

Specifically conceived for the Abbazia di San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, ‘City of Refuge III’ is the third in a series of exhibitions by Berlinde De Bruyckere thematizing art as a place of sanctuary and shelter, reinforced here by the venue’s spiritual intensity.

Oscillating between transcendence and material immanence, Berlinde De Bruyckere’s exhibition ‘City of Refuge III’ is based on three new groups of works by the artist which uniquely respond to the church’s monumental architecture, function, symbolism and history.

William Kentridge
Self-Portrait as a Coffee-Pot

For his new exhibition at Arsenale Institute for Politics of Representation in Venice, South African artist William Kentridge, collaborates with curator Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, friend and author of the foundational monograph on his work published in 1998, to premiere his intriguing new nine-episode video series, ‘Self-Portrait as a Coffee-Pot,’ on view from 17 April through 24 November 2024.

Anna Maria Maiolino
Stranieri Ovunque—Foreigners Everywhere

Honored with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Biennale Arte 2024, Anna Maria Maiolino features in ‘Stranieri Ovunque—Foreigners Everywhere,’ curated by Adriano Pedrosa, presenting a new large-scale work that continues and unfolds her series of sculptures and installations in clay. On view 20 April through 24 November 2024.

‘It is a joy to return to Italy for the biennale, because for a long time I was neither Brazilian nor Italian. So returning to Venice, in the land where I was born, is deeply meaningful for me.’

Anna Maria Maiolino

Pierre Huyghe

In his largest exhibition to date, Pierre Huyghe has transformed Punta Della Dogana – Pinault Collection into a dynamic environment—a transitory state, whose time and space, as well as everything that enters, visible or invisible, are constituents of the works. On view through 24 November 2024.