Venice Time Case

A project curated by Luca Massimo Barbero

From October 29 to November 26, 2021


Thursday, October 28, 2021

11 am - 7 pm


From October 29
to November 26, 2021

press release

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Tommaso Calabro Gallery is pleased to present Venice Time Case, the first chapter of an itinerant project curated by Luca Massimo Barbero. Fifty works executed by fifty emerging artists based in Venice and its surroundings will be transported to the gallery inside five Fly Case suitcases and shown to the public for the first time. The works will later be exhibited across Europe, to eventually enter the collection of a contemporary art museum. 

The selected artists have been invited to create one painting each: a vision to be locked as if inside a cage, or rather to be protected as a delicate object, in one of the five suitcases that Apice made for the project. The works, which all share the same dimensions and support, and are presented on this occasion for the first time in their physical format, relate in a symbiotic way to Instagram, where the project started out as what would once have been considered as an "art review."  

The project, which is non-profit in its entirety, aims at providing visibility to the participating artists across an itinerant and international public. Venice Time Case is a moving 'place' that fosters an encounter between artists working solo or in shared studios. The project sheds light on a lesser known contemporary side of Venice, on "the hidden vitality of art in the city that stands in between the land and the sea."


Beatrice Alici, Runo B., Luisa Badino, Giulia Maria Belli, Mattia Bertolo, Nicola Bertolo, Giovanna Bonenti, Federico Borroni, Francesco Casati, Nina Ceranic, Giorgia Agnese Cereda, Francesco Cima, Damiano Colombi, Jonathan Colombo, Oscar Contreras Rojas, Celeste Dalla Libera, Veronica de Giovanelli, Fabio De Meo, Elena Della Corna, Chiara Enzo, Nicola Facchini, Bruno Fantelli, Silvia Faresin, Lorenzo Fasi, Massimiliano Gottardi, Andrea Grotto, Manuela Kokanovic, Giulio Malinverni, Luca Marignoni, Margherita Mezzetti, Marta Naturale, Edison Pashkaj, Federico Polloni, Cristina Porro, Carolina Pozzi, Barbara Prenka, Paolo Pretolani, Filippo Rizzonelli, Pierluigi Scandiuzzi, Mattia Sinigaglia, Massimo Stenta, Danilo Stojanovic, Maddalena Tesser, Sulltane Tusha, Riccardo Vicentini, Leonardo Wei, Sophie Westerlind, Francesco Zanatta, Maria Giovanna Zanella and Federica Zanlucchi.


Tour of exhibition