July 2023 - April 2024
Sala di Psiche, Museum of Palazzo Grimani, Venice
Curated by Daniela Ferretti with Dario Dalla Lana
Promoted by the Veneto Regional Museum Directorate and the Superintendence of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape for the City of Venice and Lagoon
Under the patronage of the Patriarchate of Venice
Ugo Carmeni, Bestiario Veneziano, 2023
Shot in Venice, 2020 - 2023
Edited in Venice, 2023
Edition of 5 + 2AP
nr.2 of size 100 x 150 cm
nr.8 of size 28 x 42 cm
Giclée print, handmade wax finish on surface, mounted on aluminium compound panels and wooden spacer frames
Bestiario Veneziano is part of the Venice Mapping Time project and will be displayed in the Sala di Psiche on the first floor of the Museum. Completing the installation at the end of November will be a new diptych inspired by the Salamandra tra le fiamme (bas-relief recently uncovered), a work created specifically for the Museum.
During the exhibition period over the past few months, I have had the opportunity to explore the building's spaces with greater awareness. Marbles, ancient stones, reflective surfaces, color contrasts, and symbolic figures accompany you at every turn. In this context, the bas-relief of the Salamander attracted my attention and fueled my imagination more than any other element. Its contrasts, formalities, and allegorical antitheses inspired the photographic work I wanted to dedicate to it.
Sala di Psiche - installation view
The bas-relief Salamandra tra le fiamme