A little more Palazzo Mora   
19 Nov 2022 19 Nov 2022     Venice            L M S        
 
 
 
 
 

I warned you, it's a big museum.

 
 
 
 
View from Palazzo Mora
 
 
 
 
View from Palazzo Mora
 
 
 
 
View from Palazzo Mora
 
 
 
Maya Angelou by Judith Unger
 
This is but one of a roomful of sculptures of famous women. Below the sculpture is a bit of text about her, invariably some horror overcome.
 
 
 
 
Maya Angelou by Judith Unger
 
This is but one of a roomful of sculptures of famous women. Below the sculpture is a bit of text about her, invariably some horror overcome.
 
 
 
 
Maya Angelou by Judith Unger
 
This is but one of a roomful of sculptures of famous women. Below the sculpture is a bit of text about her, invariably some horror overcome.
 
 
 
Maya Angelou by Judith Unger
 
 
 
 
Maya Angelou by Judith Unger
 
 
 
 
Maya Angelou by Judith Unger
 
 
 
Oprah Winfrey by Judith Unger
 
I don't have a photo of the sculpture of Oprah (stupid me) but I did get the text that accompanies it.
 
 
 
 
Oprah Winfrey by Judith Unger
 
I don't have a photo of the sculpture of Oprah (stupid me) but I did get the text that accompanies it.
 
 
 
 
Oprah Winfrey by Judith Unger
 
I don't have a photo of the sculpture of Oprah (stupid me) but I did get the text that accompanies it.
 
 
 
Wandering in my heart by Olivier Lamboray, Belgium 2022
 
 
 
 
Wandering in my heart by Olivier Lamboray, Belgium 2022
 
 
 
 
Wandering in my heart by Olivier Lamboray, Belgium 2022
 
 
 
Palazzo Mora
 
 
 
 
Palazzo Mora
 
 
 
 
Palazzo Mora
 
 
 
Palazzo Mora
 
 
 
 
Palazzo Mora
 
 
 
 
Palazzo Mora
 
 
 
The Interchange Between Myth and Reality, Bruno Surdo USA 2020
 

The narrative of the painting depicts a scene of various Greek mythical characters in a modern outdoor cafe. The festive jovial foreground scene of characters interacting is contrasted by people in the cafe oblivious to the surrounding world of energy and beau-ty. This is a commentary on our internal reliance on self absorbed devices that are disconnecting many from connecting with what is real and what is not? The painting was inspired by a famous Venetian Painting by Giovanni Bellini entitled "Feast of the Gods". Bruno Surdo

 
 
 
 
The Interchange Between Myth and Reality, Bruno Surdo USA 2020
 

The narrative of the painting depicts a scene of various Greek mythical characters in a modern outdoor cafe. The festive jovial foreground scene of characters interacting is contrasted by people in the cafe oblivious to the surrounding world of energy and beau-ty. This is a commentary on our internal reliance on self absorbed devices that are disconnecting many from connecting with what is real and what is not? The painting was inspired by a famous Venetian Painting by Giovanni Bellini entitled "Feast of the Gods". Bruno Surdo

 
 
 
 
The Interchange Between Myth and Reality, Bruno Surdo USA 2020
 

The narrative of the painting depicts a scene of various Greek mythical characters in a modern outdoor cafe. The festive jovial foreground scene of characters interacting is contrasted by people in the cafe oblivious to the surrounding world of energy and beau-ty. This is a commentary on our internal reliance on self absorbed devices that are disconnecting many from connecting with what is real and what is not? The painting was inspired by a famous Venetian Painting by Giovanni Bellini entitled "Feast of the Gods". Bruno Surdo

 
 
 
Amazon Tsunami by Tina Zimmermann, Germany 2022
 

A new wave has been sweeping across the world. Millions of Amazon boxes are delivered every day, cluttering the world with needed and superfluous goods and gadgets. The online-delivery frenzy requires huge amounts of resources and creates pollution through transport and enormous packaging waste. Shopping at home might be convenient while catering to the progression of individual and collective solitude and the desertification of city center retail shop areas, which had always been places for cultural and social interaction.

In 2020 Amazon flooded the planet with 4,2 Billion packages. Or 13.300 packages per second. Every single second. Amazon has doubled its net revenues from 2018 to 2021 to nearly 470 billion US Dollars, while making over 33 billion Dollars profit in 2021.

The workers of the company are notoriously underpaid, under surveillance and pressured for high-efficiency, while the boss of the company Jeff Besos is now the richest man in the world. He earns the yearly salary of an average Amazon worker (28.000$) every ten seconds. A true tsunami of wealth for him and a small company elite while a tsunami of energy lost and waste created for the world.

How long until the wave breaks?

Tina Zimmermann in her text accompanying this installation of online order shipping box pieces

 
 
 
 
Amazon Tsunami by Tina Zimmermann, Germany 2022
 

A new wave has been sweeping across the world. Millions of Amazon boxes are delivered every day, cluttering the world with needed and superfluous goods and gadgets. The online-delivery frenzy requires huge amounts of resources and creates pollution through transport and enormous packaging waste. Shopping at home might be convenient while catering to the progression of individual and collective solitude and the desertification of city center retail shop areas, which had always been places for cultural and social interaction.

In 2020 Amazon flooded the planet with 4,2 Billion packages. Or 13.300 packages per second. Every single second. Amazon has doubled its net revenues from 2018 to 2021 to nearly 470 billion US Dollars, while making over 33 billion Dollars profit in 2021.

The workers of the company are notoriously underpaid, under surveillance and pressured for high-efficiency, while the boss of the company Jeff Besos is now the richest man in the world. He earns the yearly salary of an average Amazon worker (28.000$) every ten seconds. A true tsunami of wealth for him and a small company elite while a tsunami of energy lost and waste created for the world.

How long until the wave breaks?

Tina Zimmermann in her text accompanying this installation of online order shipping box pieces

 
 
 
 
Amazon Tsunami by Tina Zimmermann, Germany 2022
 

A new wave has been sweeping across the world. Millions of Amazon boxes are delivered every day, cluttering the world with needed and superfluous goods and gadgets. The online-delivery frenzy requires huge amounts of resources and creates pollution through transport and enormous packaging waste. Shopping at home might be convenient while catering to the progression of individual and collective solitude and the desertification of city center retail shop areas, which had always been places for cultural and social interaction.

In 2020 Amazon flooded the planet with 4,2 Billion packages. Or 13.300 packages per second. Every single second. Amazon has doubled its net revenues from 2018 to 2021 to nearly 470 billion US Dollars, while making over 33 billion Dollars profit in 2021.

The workers of the company are notoriously underpaid, under surveillance and pressured for high-efficiency, while the boss of the company Jeff Besos is now the richest man in the world. He earns the yearly salary of an average Amazon worker (28.000$) every ten seconds. A true tsunami of wealth for him and a small company elite while a tsunami of energy lost and waste created for the world.

How long until the wave breaks?

Tina Zimmermann in her text accompanying this installation of online order shipping box pieces

 
 
 
Riderless World by Sonal Ambani, India 2021
 

The world watched along as hallways were converted into hospital wards, as nations dug mass graves, as men in PPE suits lowered canvassed bodies into graves and funeral pyres were relentlessly lit. When funerals take place without the bereaved, we all become the bereaved.

Riderless World is an eternal ode to those innumerable lives that were taken away from us during the pandemic. The bronze horse stands solemnly while the names and identities of the countless people we lost are projected across the horse. Its body parts dismembered, as a reminder of the world that was torn asunder. The broken pieces lie on the floor, a reminder of what we have lost and a remembrance of the pieces to be mended. In the deep cavity of the horse, white roses engulf a single lit candle, to remind us to always keep those we lost illuminated in our minds and souls.

The memory of those we lost will continue to live on. If you or anyone you know has lost someone to the pandemic, please visit our website and add their names to the list where they can be eternally memorialized. Familial ties and deep bonds never disappear. Their memory will live on in the hearts of those who remain.

The pandemic turned death into a statistic, Riderless World adds humanity back to the statistic.

Sonal Ambani

 
 
 
 
Riderless World by Sonal Ambani, India 2021
 

The world watched along as hallways were converted into hospital wards, as nations dug mass graves, as men in PPE suits lowered canvassed bodies into graves and funeral pyres were relentlessly lit. When funerals take place without the bereaved, we all become the bereaved.

Riderless World is an eternal ode to those innumerable lives that were taken away from us during the pandemic. The bronze horse stands solemnly while the names and identities of the countless people we lost are projected across the horse. Its body parts dismembered, as a reminder of the world that was torn asunder. The broken pieces lie on the floor, a reminder of what we have lost and a remembrance of the pieces to be mended. In the deep cavity of the horse, white roses engulf a single lit candle, to remind us to always keep those we lost illuminated in our minds and souls.

The memory of those we lost will continue to live on. If you or anyone you know has lost someone to the pandemic, please visit our website and add their names to the list where they can be eternally memorialized. Familial ties and deep bonds never disappear. Their memory will live on in the hearts of those who remain.

The pandemic turned death into a statistic, Riderless World adds humanity back to the statistic.

Sonal Ambani

 
 
 
 
Riderless World by Sonal Ambani, India 2021
 

The world watched along as hallways were converted into hospital wards, as nations dug mass graves, as men in PPE suits lowered canvassed bodies into graves and funeral pyres were relentlessly lit. When funerals take place without the bereaved, we all become the bereaved.

Riderless World is an eternal ode to those innumerable lives that were taken away from us during the pandemic. The bronze horse stands solemnly while the names and identities of the countless people we lost are projected across the horse. Its body parts dismembered, as a reminder of the world that was torn asunder. The broken pieces lie on the floor, a reminder of what we have lost and a remembrance of the pieces to be mended. In the deep cavity of the horse, white roses engulf a single lit candle, to remind us to always keep those we lost illuminated in our minds and souls.

The memory of those we lost will continue to live on. If you or anyone you know has lost someone to the pandemic, please visit our website and add their names to the list where they can be eternally memorialized. Familial ties and deep bonds never disappear. Their memory will live on in the hearts of those who remain.

The pandemic turned death into a statistic, Riderless World adds humanity back to the statistic.

Sonal Ambani