Personal Structures - Beyond Boundaries

LocationGiardini della Marinaressa, Venice
ApplicationLandscape, Museums and exhibitions
PhotoAlessio Tamborini

Concurrently with the Venice Biennale, the Giardini della Marinaressa – public gardens located in the Castello district – are transformed into a venue for collateral exhibitions. From April to November 2024, they are hosting a section of the Personal Structures – Beyond Boundaries group art exhibition organized by the European Cultural Centre (ECC) in Venice.

The exhibition brings together more than 200 multidisciplinary artists and creatives from 51 countries, offering visitors a broad spectrum of artistic narratives: a wealth of different and unconventional perspectives to encourage dialogue and exchange between cultures. The Levante section of the Giardini della Marinaressa houses 20 sculptural works by artists from all over the world: an open-air exhibition to be admired while strolling along the avenue that winds through the park, around its centuries-old maritime pines.

As the sun sets over the lagoon, in evenings imbued with magic, our light draws attention to each work on show with the precise illumination of Reiko 2.0 and 3.0 projectors. Fitted with a variety of optics, these are fixed to the ground with stakes or to the tree trunks with fastener straps. The fixtures’ jasper green and cor-ten finishes ensure they blend perfectly with the natural surroundings.

The aluminium alloy body and AISI 316L stainless steel bracket make the Reiko projectors particularly able to withstand weather and environmental conditions with a high risk of corrosion, such as the salty and humid lagoon environment of Venice. To complete this urban and landscape lighting project, designed for our technical sponsorship, the avenue is  lit from above with Ginko 3.0’s shadow-effect filter in order to recreate on the ground the dappled effect of light shining through foliage.

Personal Structures – Beyond Boundaries
Giardini della Marinaressa
Riva dei Sette Martiri, Venice
20 April–24 November 2024
from 10 am to 8.30 pm

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