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November 17th, 2023

Museum of Palazzo Grimani, Venice

Collateral event of the exhibition Ugo Carmeni. Venice Mapping Time curated by Daniela Ferretti with Dario Dalla Lana


From February 22nd to March 20th 2024

Galleria Garance & Marion, Venice

Curated by Dario dalla Lana


Ugo Carmeni and Michele Bubacco, NOWISEEBEESIWON, 2023

Shot, painted and printed in Venice, 2023

Series of 33 posters, printed on blue-back paper, 100 x 70 cm

Edition of 25 \each

As a parallel project to the photography exhibition, "Ugo Carmeni - Venice Mapping Time" (Museo di Palazzo Grimani, Venice, July 5th - November 26th, 2023), a collaboration emerged with the artist Michele Bubacco. The Venetian painter contributed his artistic variations by painting on posters from Ugo Carmeni’s exhibition, which were affixed to the city walls. This activity took place at the break of dawn on a Sunday in August and, in a subsequent session, at the end of November.

All the ‘variations on the theme’ were documented in photographs by Ugo Carmeni and printed in limited edition in a format identical to the original posters, only slightly adjusted in scale to include the wall support margins beyond the poster edges in the print. Each variation is numbered and signed by both artists: the photographer and the painter.

The entire project was titled NOW I SEE BEES I WON, a palindrome highlighting the reciprocal exchange between mediums: photography, advertising graphics, and painting. A detail extracted from one of Carmeni’s photographs is transformed into a poster advertisement affixed to the city walls; painting is then applied to this support. The resulting artwork is then photographed and printed on blue back paper, the same material used for the original posters, thereby transforming it into art graphics.

Photography © Ugo Carmeni 2023

Installation view - IKONA VENEZIA, 2015

Photography © Ugo Carmeni 2023

Installation view - IKONA VENEZIA, 2015

Photography © Ugo Carmeni 2023

The key - IKONA VENEZIA, 2015

Presentation event © photo Evan Young Mage, 2023

Exhibition's poster

Invitation for the presentation event 2023 at Palazzo Grimani, VE

Invitation for the exhibition 2024 at Galleria Garance & Marion, VE

Exhibition at Galleria Garance & Marion, VE


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