The 59th edition of the Venice Biennale d'Arte akes place this year. To mark the occasion, the Rubelli Group has produced two significant installations. Rubelli is a Venetian family company now in its fifth generation and has been creating furniture products since 1889. Always linked to the world of art and culture, Rubelli supports museums and young designers from various countries, organizes exhibitions, and periodically promotes events in Italy and abroad.
One of the installations going on display is a large silk lampas, which was created by transforming one of Brigitte Neidermair’s most iconic photos into a contemporary tapestry. In order to transfer and weave into such a large surface, the photo had to be subdivided into six parts. In this way, the six corresponding panels were woven and then hand-sewn to form a perfect ‘textile puzzle’. This installation is on display at the Palazzo Mocenigo.
The second installation is called ‘Loom’ by Argentine artist Marcela Cernadas and takes place at Ca’ Pisani Rubelli. The works on display comprise an installation that extends throughout the building’s façade, the historical archive and the showroom. The installation ‘without beginning or end’ alludes to the cyclical nature: another constant in the artist's work. Embroidery, collage and frottage on display are made with carefully selected fabrics from the new Rubelli collection, create a ‘constellation of petals’: garden, sky, garland, cartouche – in Cernadas’ words.
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