Venezia. Il Seme del Futuro
_Venice. The Seed of the Future
Thursday, 14th April
12 pm: Press only
6 pm: on request
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Tradition and innovation are the keywords that most define this project. The title “The seed of the Future” refers to the dialogue between two visions about Venice: one is represented by Gianmaria Potenza’s bronze sculptures, which appears as an “authentic map of a past yet to be deciphered in its hidden figure”. The other one is the fascinating venue of the Squero, one of the few still working. What the two share are key features in Venice’s history: entrepreneurial ability, ancient know-how and innovation.
The Squero di San Trovaso is one of the oldest and most famous Venetian squeri. It is one of the very few shipyards still in operation in Venice, although today only gondolas are produced or repaired there, while in the past the shipbuilding activity also extended to other types of boats.
Campo San Trovaso and its beautiful Squero are located in a strategic position. During summer it is visited by art lovers, professionals, young people, artists, students and professors from the nearby universities, as well as simple families of Venetians and tourists. The venue is outside the most crowded paths and many of the most prestigious cultural attractions are very close: the Gallerie dell’Accademia, Pinault Collection – Punta della Dogana, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the Fondazione Vedova, CFZ – Ca ‘Foscari Zattere / Cultural Flow Zones, etc.
Potenza brings to the Squero two sculptural works representative of his career, perfectly integrated with the shipbuilding structure still in place, outlining a virtuous projection towards a possible future for the real city: a sustainable, active, innovative and enjoyable future.