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.
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)?
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!
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 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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