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City to Dust

  • TUE - SUN
    22/05 > 31/07
    11 AM - 7 PM

    01/08 > 21/11
    10 AM - 6 PM
  • Arsenale
  • Admission with ticket

Lorien Beijaert (Dutch, b.1986) and Arna Mačkić (Dutch, b.1988) of studio L A (the Netherlands, est.2016), in collaboration with Baukje Trenning (Dutch, b.1969)



Recently Venice was an empty city where the beauty became visible again. Behind this beauty lies the world of the pandemic, which came out of the large-scale movement of groups of people. Venice is one of the most popular destinations for these groups at the expense of its inhabitants. Today, the absence of mass tourism makes it possible to rethink new strategies for the city and its inhabitants. It is this new point of view that City to Dust intends to offer. Venice beauty simultaneously represents its biggest threat. The increasing number of tourists slowly brings the city closer to its demise. As visitors and participants of the Biennale, we inevitably take part in this dynamic. City to Dust allows visitors to experience this duality and to form a new perspective on the city, the human community and themselves. If one is not careful enough, each step has a potential to slowly break away the city.

Biennale Sneak Peek

Image 1 – How will we live together?
At this moment Venice is an empty city where the beauty becomes visible again.
Photo: Marco Cappelletti


Image 2 – Sneak peek of the project
City to Dust, each step of the visitor is a confrontation with one’s own impact.

With the additional support of

Creative Industries Fund, The Netherlands
Van Eesteren - Fluck & Van Lohuizen Foundation
Embassy and Consulate General of the Kingdom of Netherlands

Production credits

Specialist in architectural concrete, terrazzo concrete and natural stone: Tomaello
Photos: Marco Cappelletti

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