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INTO the LABYRINTH Venetian architectures
INTO the LABYRINTH Venetian architectures
Riccardo De Cal
INTO the LABYRINTH Venetian architectures
From 17 June to 21 August 2016

Riccardo De Cal presents his exhibit “Into the Labyrinth”  at Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice, Italy.

The exhibit will include 20 photographs, the majority selected from De Cal's new publication, Dream of Venice Architecture.

Inspired by novelist Jorge Luis Borges's statement that the maze, "is a building built to confuse people," De Cal has created an interior environment of metal armatures, audio recordings and photography.

Designed by Melissa Siben, the exhibit is a modern 3-dimensional representation of the labyrinthic structure of the city of Venice. 

De Cal took the series of photographs over a three month period, from October-December 2015.

For him the experience was, "like listening to a melody coming from the calles, and trying to find its origin within the labyrinth. I felt like a dowser in search of water. Photographing Venice was not  an intellectual approach, but rather instinctive and subliminal, instead."

The audio recordings quote architects Tadao Ando, Mario Botta, Randy Bosch, Louise Braverman, Vincenzo Casali, Massimiliano Fuksas, Micheal Johnson, Shun Kanda, Richard Murphy, Valeriano Pastor, Guido Pietropoli, Thomas Woltz and Rocco Yim; designer Enrico Baleri; and architecture critic William Menking.

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