While strolling around the Arsenale I stumbled upon an exhibition of the American sculptor Carole A. Feuerman in the Giardino della Marinaressa.
It´s only one of four simultaneously shows going on in Venice of the artist – the sculptures are colourful like the houses in Burano and it took me a while to realize that they are actually sculptures and not real human being sitting and standing in these beautiful surroundings.
Carole A. Feuerman is recognized as a pioneering figure in the world of hyperrealist sculpture. Together with Hanson and De Andrea, Feuerman is one of the three artists that started the Hyperrealism movement in the late seventies by making sculptures portraying their models in a life-like manner. Dubbed ‘the reigning doyenne of super-realism’ by art historian John T. Spike, Feuerman has solidified her place in art history. (Carole A. Feuerman)
It was interesting to see these artworks and even to see how people interact with them. Like me trying to figure out from the distance if these are real people or art or both and then connecting with the figures up close.
In the next garden, I found some turtles from the Seychelles and a massive Rhino – a very special one… somehow taking in its surrounding but still shielding itself from them.
The King Kong Rhino by Shih Li-Jen
From the outdoor exhibitions of the Biennale to the normal Venetian life and streets. Like the Cannareggio the Arsenale is a residential and very quiet area. The perfect place to escape the busy life around San Marco.
Could it be any more picture perfect?
Find the Gondola!