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April 20, 2024 - February 23, 2025


ULYSSES. We are all Heroes

Fondation Valmont

Curator: Valentina Secco

Artists: Gayle Chong Kwan, Stephanie Blake, ISAO and Didier Guillon

Open every day from 10 am to 6 pm

Address: Palazzo Bonvicini, Calle Agnello, 2161/A Venice - Google maps link

Free admission

Website: Fondation Valmont

The exhibition brings to life the spirit of Homer's epic poem the Odyssey in the context of our contemporary world. Four international artists — Gayle Chong Kwan, Stephanie Blake, ISAO and Didier Guillon — reinterpret and breathe new life into the classical tale. 

The first of a mythological trilogy, ULYSSES. We are all Heroes narrates four of the most crucial events of the book, in which Ulysses undergoes a number of remarkable encounters. If Ulysses is the hero of this art exhibition, next year Palazzo Bonvicini will develop its curatorial project on Telemachus, followed by the final chapter of this series on the Odyssey, focusing on the figure of Penelope.

Who is the hero the title refers to? Ulysses is the son of Laertes, King of Ithaca. During the ten years of his turbulent journey home, Ulysses encounters new worlds and faces specific challenges, which the artists have re-read and presented in the four rooms of our Renaissance palazzo.

Courtesy Fondation Valmont

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