Venice, the Jews and Europe 1516 - 2016
The exhibition “Venice, the Jews and Europe” at the Doge's Palace, organised to mark the fifth centenary of the institution of the Venice Ghetto, describes the circumstances that underlie the origins, creation and transformations of the first ‘enclosure’ for Jews in the world.
Organised on the occasion of the fifth centenary of the creation of Venice’s Ghetto, curated by Donatella Calabi with the scientific coordination of Gabriella Belli and the contribution of a large pool of scholars, the “Venice, the Jews and Europe 1516 – 2016” exhibition aims to describe the processes that led to the creation, implementation and transformation of the first “fence” for Jews in the world.
Organised into ten sections within the eleven rooms of the Doge’s apartments, paintings, drawings, books and documents illustrate a story of long-term relationships and exchanges. Interactive technology in the form of video, touch-screens and models will complement the exhibition, increasing its accessibility to the public. A series of themed events linked to the exhibition will also be held, designed to interest a wide audience. These will include talks with prominent personalities, travel stories, literature, music and theatre.
the exhibition expands to a wider horizon, embracing the relations established with the rest of the city and with other Jewish (and other) districts in Italy and Europe, to emphasise the fruitful relations between Jews and Venice and between Jews and civil society in the different periods of their long stay in the lagoon, in the Veneto area and in Europe and the Mediterranean. The intention is to establish a greater awareness of the cultural diversity present in cosmopolitan Venice at the beginning of the sixteenth century and the mix of knowledge, skills, customs that still comprise its most important legacy.
Important paintings – by Bellini and Carpaccio, Foraboschi, Hayez and Poletti, Balla and Wildt to Chagall – architectural drawings of the period, volumes in very rare original editions, archival documents, liturgical objects and furniture, together with multimedia reconstructions will enable the visitor to learn about a long-term relationship that was marked also by permeability, close contacts and cultural exchange.
Comune di Venezia e Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia
Comitato “I 500 anni del Ghetto di Venezia” Comunità Ebraica di Venezia In collaboration with Regione del Veneto Venetian Heritage David Berg Foundation, New York Save Venice Inc The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Fondazione Ugo e Olga Levi Multimedia contents are offered in collaboration with and with support of Fondazione di Venezia Scientific coordination Gabriella Belli Curated by Donatella Calabi Research group (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, IUAV, Università degli Studi di Padova) Shaul Bassi Elisa Bastianello Ludovica Galeazzo Alessandra Ferrighi Gianmario Guidarelli Simon Levis Sullam Martina Massaro Stefano Zaggia with the collaboration of Sistema dei laboratori dell’Università Iuav di Venezia – CIRCE Laboratorio di cartografia e GIS Caterina Balletti ICEA department research group (Università degli Studi di Padova) Andrea Giordano BBC /Scam Lab Archivio di Stato di Venezia Raffaele Santoro together with Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia Alberto Craievich, Museo Correr Elisabetta Barisoni, Ca’ Pesaro Alberto Craievich, Ca’ Rezzonico Fondazione Querini Stampalia Onlus Marigusta Lazzari Centro Classica (Università Iuav di Venezia) Monica Centanni Special thanks Corvallis spa Multimedia and video production Studio Azzurro
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