Fondazione Giorgio Cini | MARIANNA KENNEDY | Invincible Truth
in collaboration with the Fondazione Giorgio Cini
curated by Lars Rachen and Paolo Vincenzi
Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice | Sala Borges
1st to 22nd of September 2019
“Invincible Truth” is an exhibition, curated by Lars Rachen and Paolo Vincenzi, of works by the London based artist and designer Marianna Kennedy. The choice of works found inspiration in the rooms of Sala Borges of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice. The exhibition will be open to the public free of charge from Sunday, the 1st September to Sunday, the 22nd September 2019.
The project arose and has taken shape as a creative dialogue with the spaces dedicated to Jorge Luis Borges at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and with the city of Venice. They form an ideal setting for the presentation of a series of past and recent works by the artist, including two new creations that give the exhibition its title. Also, there are two large-format Artist Books made by traditional techniques. Through the exploration of emblematic and alchemical themes and images, these books represent a contemporary catalogue of Marianna Kennedy’s imagination. “By looking to the past she creates works that speak of the present and will endure into the future,” wrote Rupert Thomas in the introduction to the exhibition’s catalogue.
As characteristic of her creative practice, for the exhibition at the Fondazione Cini, Kennedy has embarked on collaborations with significant local exponents of the applied arts, and in particular with master glassblowers of Murano and the Officina fabbrile Zanon.