Carnival breaks through the fog
Thursday February 17th, the Portego in Ca’ Giustinian (San Marco 1364) will host the inauguration of the exhibition Carnival breaks through the fog. Venice, Scaparro, La. Biennale 1980, 1981, 1982, 2006 from the Archive of La Biennale di Venezia, which the Historical Archive of the Contemporary Arts (ASAC), is organizing as a tribute to the 90th birthday of Maestro Maurizio Scaparro – the remarkable Director of the Theatre Department from 1979 to 1982 and from 2006 to 2009 – and for the Carnival of Venice 2022.
The exhibition Carnival breaks through the fog presents photographs, videos, posters, documents, objects and period articles from the Archive of La Biennale, which tell the story and illustrate the memorable Carnivals conceived and organized by Maurizio Scaparro in the years 1980, 1981, 1982 and 2006. On display will be, for example, images and documents of the Teatro del Mondo – the iconic floating theatre by Aldo Rossi moored at the Punta della Dogana for the first Carnival of Theatre (10-19 February 1980) – with pictures of its journey towards the shores of the Adriatic Sea all the way to Dubrovnik. The exhibition will display the costumes from the Academy Award-winning film The Last Emperor by Bernardo Bertolucci, which were at the centre of the Carnival dedicated to China and the travels of Marco Polo, The Dragon and the Lion (23-28 February 2006).