You shall not pass- crossing borders at the Biennale

Immigration and boundaries are two of the most recurring themes explored in different pavilions of the Venice Biennale 2015. In recent years, Italy, like many other countries in Europe, has felt the pressure of an increasing number of immigrants arriving from the most disadvantaged zones of Africa and Middle East. Many families look to Europe to escape… Read More You shall not pass- crossing borders at the Biennale

#wanderanywhere – a glimpse of the grittier side of Venice

For our first day as volunteers at the East Midlands Biennale Pavillion, a part of our group followed Angeles (another volunteer at the EM15 exhibition) in order to discover The Hidden Histories of Venice through the Wander Anywhere App. Wander Anywhere is an App that allow people to follow specific pathways and discover the secret… Read More #wanderanywhere – a glimpse of the grittier side of Venice

Verba volant scripta manent-‘spoken words fly away, written words remain’

No other phrase is truer that this ancient proverb in Latin, which is suitable to describe the huge amount of written records preserved in the Archivio di Stato of Venice. Although Venice is beautiful and her politic and artistic history is visible and touchable stone-by-stone wandering in her hundreds of white bridges, the Archivio di… Read More Verba volant scripta manent-‘spoken words fly away, written words remain’

Border relations at the Venice Biennale: should they prevail over transnationalism?

The most evident and troubling concerns with the Venice Biennale currently relate to how we deal, address and present border relations in an increasingly transnational and global world. Influential critics such as Robert Barry argue that in the art world transnationalism seems to be one of the essential qualities of whatever it  is we mean… Read More Border relations at the Venice Biennale: should they prevail over transnationalism?

A ‘Wander Anywhere’ Photowalk- 24th July 2015

Join us on 24 July 2015 for a guided ‘Wander Anywhere’ photowalk! http://wanderanywhere.com/anywhere_map_post/em15photowalk-en/ http://wanderanywhere.com/anywhere_map_post/em15photowalk-it/ Friday 24th July 2015 – 17.00-20.00 @EM15 Venue | Doug’s Fishbone Leisure Land Golf, San Pietro di Castello, 40 (Venice) € 15 Amazon Voucher for Each Registered Participant (up to 40 places available) Requirements to participate: over 16 years old and having… Read More A ‘Wander Anywhere’ Photowalk- 24th July 2015

Looking for the Tetrarchs: Venice & Antiquity, and the antiquity of Venice’s History

I have just finished my degree in Ancient HIstory, and after having studied the Tetrarchy (‘rule of four’) in my third year of university,  seeing the statue of the four Tetrarchs was at the top of my list of ‘things to see’. So I took some time off working at the EM15 Pavillion to hunt… Read More Looking for the Tetrarchs: Venice & Antiquity, and the antiquity of Venice’s History