Exhibitions in Venice 2022: events not to be missed

Palazzo Ducale | Musei Venezia


Here are the exhibitions in Venice 2022. The list of events not to be missed.

In addition to the most beautiful exhibitions to see in Venice, I also recommend you read Works of art in Venice, which contains the list of unmissable masterpieces

Exhibitions in Venice 2022

150 anni di scultura nella Repubblica di Venezia
Ca’ d’Oro

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  • The first major Venetian exhibition dedicated to Venetian sculpture.
    Set up on the main floor of the building, it focuses on the dialogue between different works by masters who worked in Venice and in the territories of the Republic between the 15th and 17th centuries, such as Donatello, Antonio Rizzo, Pietro, Tullio and Antonio Lombardo up to Jacopo Sansovino and Alessandro Vittoria, proposing, in addition to works already known to the general public, some sculptures never seen in museum contexts.

WHEN: 22 april – 30 october 2022
WHERE: Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro, Venice

Anselm Kiefer
Questi scritti, quando verranno bruciati, daranno finalmente un po’ di luce”
Palazzo Ducale

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  • Anselm Kiefer
    Contemporary art enters the Doge’s Palace with the eagerly awaited installation by Anselm Kiefer, one of the greatest living artists.

When: 26 march – 29 october 2022
Where: Palazzo Ducale

To see the exhibition you need to book the entrance to the Doge’s Palace.
Select a date from the calendar.

AFRO 1950-1970 Dall’Italia all’America e ritorno / From Italy to America and back
Ca’ Pesaro

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  • AFRO 1950-1970 Dall’Italia all’America e ritorno / From Italy to America and back
    As part of MUVE Contemporaneo presents an exhibition dedicated to Afro, one of the great protagonists of Italian painting in the second half of the 20th century.

When: 21 april – 23 october 2022
Where: Ca’ Pesaro

Per visitare la mostra prenota l’ingresso al Museo. Controlla le date disponibile nell’agenda.

Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Max Ernst | Europe after the Rain II

Max Ernst, Europe after the Rain II

  • Surrealismo e magia. La modernità incantata
    Surrealism is the artistic movement that drew inspiration from the occult, magic and mythology. The aim of many of the great artists of Surrealism was to explore the irrational and the unconscious using ancient knowledge, recovering esoteric symbolism and interpreting the role of the artist as an alchemist capable of seeing worlds unknown to most people.
    Among the numerous artists present in the exhibition with their works are: Victor Brauner, Leonora Carrington, Salvador Dalí, Paul Delvaux, Maya Deren, Max Ernst, Leonor Fini, René Magritte, Roberto Matta, Wolfgang Paalen, Kay Sage, Kurt Seligmann, Yves Tanguy, Dorothea Tanning and Remedios Varo.

When: 9 April – 26 September 2022
Where: Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice

To visit the exhibition, I recommend you book your entrance in advance. Check the calendar for availability.

Giardini della Biennale, Arsenale di Venezia e altre sedi

Cecilia Alemani | Biennale Venezia
  • Biennale Arte di Venezia. The Milk of Dreams
    Curated by Cecilia Alemani.
    The 59. International Art Exhibition is entitled ‘The Milk of Dreams’.
    The exhibition takes its name from a book by Leonora Carrington in which the surrealist artist describes a magical world in which life follows the rules of the imagination and in which change and transformation are permitted.
    The Art Biennale returns after the forced stop caused by the Covid in 2020 and proposes an imaginary journey through the metamorphosis of bodies and definitions of the human.

Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa

Ferruccio Gard | optical art

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  • Il Gard cinetico. Sono solo 4 x 20.
    The City of Venice and the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa Institution celebrate Ferruccio Gard’s 80th birthday with an anthological exhibition in the prestigious venue of Piazza San Marco.
    Gard, one of the protagonists of the optical-constructivist line of Italian painting (first exhibition of kinetic art in 1969), is still in full activity and indeed, referring to the great Ennio Flaiano, feels like a young man who has turned twenty four times.
    The definition of “The kinetic Gard” is by Gillo Dorfles, whose presentation is published in the catalogue, alongside the text “The kinetic of colour” by the poet and writer Paolo Ruffilli. At the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, chaired by Bruno Bernardi and directed by Michele Casarin, Gard’s entire artistic career will be reconstructed, from the first kinetic works of the 1970s, to the momentary interludes dedicated to informal and geometric abstractionism in the 1990s, to the intensification of his renewed research in optical since 2000.

When: 26 February – 10 April 2022
Where: Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice

To discover all the details of the Biennale Arte 2022 read the post Biennale Venezia 2022 tickets, pavilions and collateral events where you will find information and useful links to organise your visit.

When: 23 April – 27 November 2022
Where: Venice (Arsenale e Giardini)

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