Venice Time Case

A project by Luca Massimo Barbero

Studio d'Arte Raffaelli

March 16 - June 19 2023

Venice Time Case is a non-profit traveling project conceived by Luca Massimo Barbero. For this opportunity, Five Fly Cases will carry fifty works created by as many emerging contemporary artists from the venetian area. The suitcases and the works will travel across Europe, towards the next stages of an exhibition that will end with their acquisition by a contemporary art museum. The artists involved in this project are all activly operating in the venetian area, often linked to the Venice Academy of Fine Arts. The lagoon city has always been a cosmopolitan place, historically characterized by art and culture. Here many contemporary realities are pulsating but hidden and for that reason are often ignored. Venice Time Case is a moving “place” where artists who work in groups, in shared studios, with collective or isolated experiences, meet and rediscover themselves. This idea was born to make people talk about the “hidden vitality of art in the wide city between land and sea” in an international context, says Luca Massimo Barbero.

The fourth stage of the Venice Time Case journey will be hosted by the Studio d’Arte Raffaelli gallery in Trento (Italy); wich has always been active in the promotion of youg artists with the mission of spreading their work, creating situations of exchange and contamination. The exhibition will take place in Raffaelli’s historic headquarters, at Palazzo Wolkenstein, where the works will dialogue with the sixteenth-century frescoes on the vault of the gallery. The creation of VeniceTime Case was made possible thanks to the free participation of Apice Scrl for the creation of the flycase and the installation system, and to Marsilio Arte for the publication of the catalogue, created by the graphic designer Leonardo Sonnoli.

The exhibition will open on Thursday 16 March starting at 6.00 p.m., in the presence of the creator Luca Massimo Barbero and some artists. At the same time, a selection of works by some Venice Time Case artists will be presented at the Cellar Contemporary Venice in Cellar Gallery, wich will offer to the public further insight into the artistic research of the authors.

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 e Federica Zanlucchi.