On December 17th, the Royal Gardens in Venice are open again after a complex restoration process, promoted and realized by the Venice Gardens Foundation.

Giving this place back to the city is extremely valuable for Venice.

On this occasion, Locatelli Partners designed the interiors for the Coffee Pavilion, using typical raw materials amongst the excellence in the Venetian tradition.

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CONVERSO presents a solo exhibition by influential German artist Inge Mahn consisting of two seminal historical works combined with a newly commissioned installation entitled The Snake. The exhibition is curated by Gianni Jetzer, Curator-at-Large at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC.

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Davide Agrati, Giovanna Cornelio, Massimiliano Locatelli and Annamaria Scevola.

Foreword by Deborah Berke

Texts by Lee Marshall and Ingo Maurer

304 pages

32 projects plus an entire section dedicated to design from the second half of the 1990s to today, expressing through the use of images and words that unique spirit and driving force behind the creativity and constant quest for truth and beauty that makes the work of Locatelli Partners immediately recognizable. Dialogues is essential reading for those who dream up new worlds: designing from scratch means establishing relationships that are constantly changing.

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The project starts from the historical tradition of engraving and calligraphy used in different cultures, creating architectural and artistic forms. These were symbols used as messages of honor, commemoration, gratitude etc. The aim of this project is to give a modern message. Marble is the material used as an icon of luxury and Chinese elegance.

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The work of Mitchell Anderson is characterized by multifaceted reactions to found objects, images, situations and their circulation. He recontextualizes the symbols human culture uses knowingly and subconsciously to contain memory and narrative in order to examine their veracity. At CONVERSO Anderson adopts the capabilities and dualities of the history and architecture of the space as the primary content through which his sculptural and video works are informed.

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