Where and when
Presentation of the volume by Angela Vettese
The author in dialogue with Cristiano Chiarot, Valentina Gensini, Tommaso Sacchi
A unicum that never ceases to excite, that arouses feelings of love, excitement, happiness, but also disgust and boredom. In its mutability, Venice, a place both deserted by its inhabitants and invaded by mass tourism, is it really doomed to a slow death? In reality, what is surprising today is its vitality, its ability to reinvent itself in an ingenious and experimental way. Whether we are talking about the restoration of the Teatrino of Palazzo Grassi by Tadao Andō, of the Arsenale, or of the Massimiana Tower on the Island of Sant’Erasmo, or whether we are talking about the lively network of old and new cultural institutions that animate it, Venice it is crossed every day by unprecedented production and creative flows linked to the circuit of art and knowledge. Here, in this contemporary culture, is the key to projecting the city into the future.
The presentation of Angela Vettese’s book, which calls into question the destiny of all cities of art and their possibility of projecting themselves into the future, will offer the opportunity for a reflection on the role of the contemporary in Florence, involving protagonists of the cultural scene in the debate. and operators engaged in the city.
She directs the master’s degree course in visual arts at the Iuav University of Venice. He collaborates with the «Sole-24 Ore». She was councilor for cultural activities and tourism development for the Municipality of Venice. Since 2016 he has been directing Arte Fiera in Bologna. Among his books we highlight “It is done with everything” (Laterza, 20122) and “Contemporary art” (Il Mulino, 2012).