Anselm Kiefer at the Palazzo Ducale
Mar 26, 2022 — Oct 29, 2022
First time in Venice? Start your journey here. You’ll still be fresh with energy to find your way to the exhibition in the first place. The Palazzo Ducale is a maze, but at least you’ll be crossing off a major tourist attraction off your list too. The Kiefer show itself is an incredible display of floor-to-ceiling artworks made with thick globs of paint, molten metals, and found objects (models of U-boats, military uniforms, even shopping carts). While referencing the room’s historic murals that depict Venetian military might, Kiefer also obliterates them with a more brutal and honest view of conflict and suffering. The exhibit’s title translates as follows: “These writings, when burned, will finally cast a little light.” Though that light can be hard to see, Kiefer proves that art remains a potent force during times of horror.
Tickets are €26.