WHERE ONCE THE WATERS // DAVID CASS
April 19th - May 24th, 2022
Where Once the Waters by David Cass.
Artist on show: David Cass
Location: Latteria Moderna, Via Garibaldi, Castello 1791
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Opening hours: 19th, 21st, 22nd April: 10am - 9pm
24th April - 24th May: 10am - 1pm, 2pm - 7pm
Open everyday. Free admittance.
Official public opening: 23rd April. Open from 10am then refreshments offered between 3pm - 10pm
Publication: read more here
“The exhibition makes concrete our need for purposefulness, our need to protect a delicate symbiosis with the planet.” — Patricia Emison (author & art historian)
David Cass’ Venice Biennale installation comprises a connected pair of art projects, exploring climate-change driven changes in our oceans and along our coastlines. The artworks are the result of over three years of painting, surveying, and research. While one features intimate illustrations of sea, painted upon recycled substrates, each with a horizon at a different level; the other is formed of several hundred personally addressed letters, describing localised variations in sea level.
Presented in an engaging and accessible manner, together, the projects bring home an issue which will inevitably touch us all – in a city familiar with the mercurial motions of water.