ATTENTION: on Sunday 24 October, on the occasion of the Venice Marathon, the Foundation's exhibition spaces are closed to the public.
The Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation grants Vedova an attic studio in the Palazzo Carminati: “The walls of the medieval stairs were scored with graffiti like the walls of a prison. [...] At the top, with the help of a ladder, you could look out through a dormer window on Venice from above; how often I used to gaze out on her, talk with her even… in a sometimes stumbling, sometimes strident dialogue! […] Through that place so many painters of the Lagoon had passed, some had killed themselves, some gone mad, the luckier escaped. […] Today that palazzo, after social pressure, is no longer quite the ‘extreme locale’ that it was.”*
* Emilio Vedova, Pagine di diario, Galleria Blu Editrice, Milan, 1961