Press Release: January 22, 2016
After the recent successful show at the Grand Palais in Paris in November 2015, the OpenArtCode group will exhibit in Venice at Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti. This historic building, located directly on the Grand Canal, is situated in the most visited area of Venice near the Accademia Gallery and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. This is the heart of the cultural centre of Venice, where the famous Teatro La Fenice, Palazzo Grassi, Punta della Dogana, Palazzo Fortuny and Ca’ Rezzonico are also located.
Forty-eight artists will be exhibiting at Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti under the umbrella of OpenArtCode during the world-famous Venice Carnival and all genres of art can be admired, including painting, drawing, sculptures, photographs, digital art and installations. OpenArtCode is composed of a group of renowned artists who have very different technical styles and their artistic formation is varied. They have united their talents in the past to exhibit together in Paris at the Grand Palais, in Monaco at the Auditorium Rainier III, at the Oxo Gallery in London and in Shanghai at Pudong Library and CEIBS. The exhibiting artists are:
Bdoor Alsudiry – Jian Jun An – Manss Aval – Trond Are Berge – Eva Beumer – William Braemer – Mary Brilli – Chacin – Pantelis Chandris – Cordero – Joan Criscione – Romolo Del Deo – Andreas Devetzis – Lore Eckelberry – Joshua S. Franco – Marybel Gallegos – Sylvie Hamou – Areum Han – David Harry – Evelyne Huet – Hv – Sumio Inoue – Marianne J. Jansen – Ellen Juell – Beanie Kaman – Rieko Karrer – Marlene Kohn – Mina Kordali – Alexander Lee – Sinae Lee – Theresa Lee – Niki Michailidou – Dimitra Mountzouri – Maria Mouriadou – Fotini Othoneou – Sara Palleria – Santina Semadar Panetta – Aspa Papalexandri – Youngsook Park – Jannis Psychopedis – Marco Aurelio Rey – Hyeon-Hwa Seo – Kensuke Shimizu – Susanne Sjögren – Claudia Söding – Katerina Soroula – Max Werner – Michael Freitas Wood.
The exhibition, curated by Vito Abba, is organized by Studio Abba with the collaboration of Emmy Varouxaki and Youngsook Park. The organisers wish to acknowledge in particular the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti for the hospitality and BIM Banca Intermobiliare.
5-20 February 2015, open every day (except Sunday) 11am-7pm
Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Campo Santo Stefano, San Marco 2847, Venice
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