RISMEDIA, May 1, 2009-An exciting juxtaposition of contemporary art and Gothic architecture will be showcased in an historic Venetian Palazzo, with an iconic installation by international artist Terry Duffy.
The exhibition, from June 4 to July 19, 2009, which takes place during the period of the Venice Biennale, will display Duffy’s Monuments, an important pan European project, in Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro, which is being offered for sale by Venice Sotheby’s International Realty as 16 apartments.
Monuments, which is being displayed for the first time outside of the UK, is a powerful dialectic fusion of architecture, fine art and human legacy. The architectural delicacy and visual detail at the Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro, described by the English writer and essayist John Ruskin as one of the most beautiful palaces in Venice, will provide a stunning setting and a unique opportunity to present Monuments in this dramatic location.
Dating from the early part of the 15th century, the palazzo is the perfect embodiment of the high Gothic period. The palace is refurbished to the highest standard and has a huge communal courtyard with an original well, an external Gothic staircase, a charming garden and private water gate. ‘Porta di Ferro’ was given its name to reflect the stunning wrought iron gate originally situated at the entrance of the palazzo.
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