A 66 METRE LONG BOOK AT THE BIBLIOTECA NAZIONALE MARCIANA
It is called “Metropolis” (photo Nuova Venezia) and from today can be seen along with other important artistic publications at the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in St Mark’s Square. “Metropolis” is a one of a kind art book donated by the Centro Internazionale della Grafica to the Marciana. Only three copies have been printed, as Nadia De Lazzari writes today in her interesting article in the Nuova Venezia: “one will be held in Venice, one sent to Brazil and the other kept open in international art galleries and museums. An idea, a work, a signature is inscribed on each page, measuring twenty by twenty centimetres. And there are a good 303 of them. Artists from all corners of the world have interpreted the theme of the polis (city) with experimental graphic techniques. Venice is regenerated with big black and white masks by local Luisa Asteriti, and New York with the disordered skyscrapers by Giusi Naletto”. The original book is the result of a collaboration between the cultural association Venezia Viva and the Atelier Aperto founded in 1992 by Enzo Di Martino, Riccardo Gosparini, Riccardo Licata and Nicola Sene. It will be on display until 29 January.