Venice, Work and Tourism
This book is published on the occasion of the exhibition Venice: Objects, Work and Tourism, organized by Chiara Bertola at the Fondazione Querini Stampalia during the 56th Venice Biennale.
Four years ago Jimmie Durham was invited by Fondazione Querini Stampalia to work on a project about Venice. He began talking to all different kinds of artisans and workers in and around Venice and gathered their stories. The result was the exhibition Venice: Object, Work and Tourism, an installation conceived for the Spazio Carlo Scarpa at Fondazione Querini Stampalia, which featured new objects formed from unexpected combinations of materials and elements drawn from everyday life in Venice. This artist book is composed of the observations, texts and images that Durham collected during his Venetian stay, pointing out the complex relationship between the tourism industries, the stories of local workers and Venice’s history.
mousse publishing, 2015
english and italian
23 x 17 cm