Hubble’s art on the Grand Canal: an exhibition in Venice between art and science
A breathtaking journey into the depths of the cosmos through the Hubble Space Telescope’s images, alongside Hubble-inspired works by contemporary Italian artists. This is the experience offered by the new exhibition “Our Place in Space” that opened in Venice on 1 February 2017 and that will be on display until 17 April 2017, a collaboration between the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA.
By integrating perspectives from both artists and astronomers, the exhibition will inspire visitors to think about how humanity fits into the grand scheme of the Universe. The beauty of the Universe captured by Hubble has been interpreted by some contemporary Italian artists: Antonio Abbatepaolo, Marialuisa Tadei, Mario Paschetta, Dania Zanotto, Paola Giordano, Marco Bolognesi, Alessandro Spadari, Ettore Greco and Sara Teresano.
The exhibition will be on display at Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, on the banks of the Grand Canal in Venice. After Venice, the exhibition “Our Place in Space” will be shown in Chiavenna and Munich, in Germany. Further stops in other European cities, in the US and in Australia are planned. For more information, please visit this website.