Forte Marghera Special Project - Mestre
Ludovica Carbotta (Turin, 1982) is showing the latest instalment from her Monowe series in the former gunpowder store of Forte Marghera, a 19th-century fortress built across the lagoon from Venice. Connecting with the metaphorical resonance of the site –a building designed to protect the outside environment from its explosive internal content– Carbotta is presenting a new sculptural installation on warehouse style shelving. Monowe (The Powder Room) (2019) explores the ways in which the human imagination might trigger powerful emotions, even without any imminent actual danger.
“We renew our presence in Forte Marghera this year”, President Paolo Baratta commented “with an exhibition inside the Austrian Polveriera. Rugoff has given artists the opportunity to each show two different artworks that reflect diverging aspects of their practice, thus creating a dialogue across the Arsenale and the Giardini. In the case of Ludovica Carbotta, the artist’s display in Forte Marghera makes reference to her other work shown at the Arsenale. This approach reinforces the full integration of the International Exhibition with what is exhibited in this place.”
from 7 May to 6 October 2019, 1 pm to 9 pm
closed on Mondays