Pegasus Project – Venice

Each opening of the Biennale (every other year) art exposition brings something unusual. Once of the first things we spotted was a horse on a transport boat in front of San Marco.

Biennale Art Project Pegasus

Pegasus Project San Marco

It’s not unusual to spot girls in wedding gowns in San Marco, since it is a wedding destination spot and even locals enjoy their wedding pictures taken in San Marco. But this bride, left the groom, not quite sure where as he never showed up and she jumped on the boat (maybe cold feet)?

San Marco Square, Bride, Pegasus Art Project

The Bride is Escaping?

Then the horse appeared in the canal behind our apartment, and I learn the story. The artist is German, Mia Florentine Weiss, and the horse is an art installation with the message: THE HUMAN BEING – BORN INTO THIS WORLD – AT HOME ON EARTH – DESTROYED BY HIS OWN CURSE!

Project Pegasus,Biennale Venice,Venice

The Artist at Palazzo Abrizzi, Venice Italy

Pegasus travelled along the paths of illegal immigrants who sail across the sea to Europe. The magic metaphor of “Pegasus” was what prompted the artist to set off on her performance odyssey—a performance that addresses central questions regarding national borders, refugees, and expulsion due to political and economic factors. Below the horse arrives at Palazzo Albrizzi (home to the German-Italian Culture Association Venice.Mia Florentine Weiss in Venice with the Pegasus Project

Mia Florentine Weiss the Artist

If you want to know more about this, you can visit the website for the art project: art-projectpegasus.de

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  1 comment for “Pegasus Project – Venice

  1. Regina
    May 10, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    The Pegasus looks beautiful! I would love to see it in person. I wonder how long & how it was made. Venice has so many traditions & wonderful art celebrations.
    Thank you for telling about this celebrations, I have enjoyed it greatly!

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