Aims and goals

Emilio e Annabianca Vedova

Created by Emilio Vedova and his wife Annabianca, the Emilio and Annabianca Vedova Foundation, situated at Dorsoduro 42, at the Zattere in Venice. The main aim of the Foundation is to promote art and work of Vedova and highlight his importance in the history of 20th century art through a series of initiatives, such as studies, research projects, analyses, exhibitions, itineraries and educational areas, conferences, scholarships and prizes.
The Foundation, chaired by Alfredo Bianchini, faithfully follows the will of the great Venetian artist, who, when reflecting on the nascent Foundation with his wife Annabianca, stressed how the safekeeping and conservation of his works should not be separated from initiatives to promote knowledge about his art, even in collaboration with major international museums and cultural institutions. Moreover, he wished these initiatives could constantly be directed at exploring the themes of “painting – space – time – history”, which are in fact the fundamental elements of his art and his commitment. Near its headquarters at the Zattere, is the Foundation’s permanent exhibition space for Emilio Vedova’s works in the Magazzini del Sale. The exhibition space – designed by Renzo Piano– is equipped with the latest technology for conserving and displaying works of art to the public and will also host works by artists from all over the world to create a dialectical dialogue with Vedova’s works under the supervision of Germano Celant, Chief Curator, and Fabrizio Gazzarri, Director of Archive and Collection. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors with six members, including the president, all chosen by Emilio and Annabianca Vedova.