Dear Artists, as you know, you are responsible for return shipping costs and scheduling. Our fellow artist Gerardo Nolasco will be helping you.
Gerardo is busy with his PhD program in Karlsruhe, Germany but, lucky for us, he has agreed to take this on. Previously Gerardo ran two non-profit art centers in Mexico. Since he speaks German and Spanish, he is more capable to figure out shipping options with Nevia than I am.
His email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please do not email him about return information until after our June 1st opening. He will arrive on May 28th to install. He will not have the time to connect with Nevia at the Palazzo about shipping until after we open.
Private company for return shipping: http://www.mcgregorwrightservices.com
Calle Cavalli Castello, 6534, Venezia, 30122. It is located at the end of the alley. The bell doesn't work so you have to call.
I am close to the Ospedale Water Taxi stop. Blue line from Marco Polo Airport. Ospedale means hospital.
From Ospedale you walk the same way that the boat travels. Shortly it will dead end at a black gate. The gate is just beyond the alley way you must walk down to get to my apartment, Calle Cappuccine Castello. I don't think the street is marked. Then you get to a small square or Campo - turn left at Zon. Make the next left before the bridge and walk all the way down the alley way. That is Calle Cavalli. Go to the very end and you will see my gate. I'm on the third floor. The bell doesn't work so you have to call.
Important: the boats stop running at night
Most of you will be flying into Marco Polo Airport. To get from the airport to Venice or the islands, follow the Water Transport signs. They are blue colored like the text. Get your ticket from ALILGUNA. Alilguna is the cheapest way. You can get your ticket in the machine or from their ticket stand by the water. It's easy!
mp's Italian phone: +34 940 250 84
Mp's WhatsApp is the same as before: +49 (0)152564 55668
Hello everyone, I'm happy to say I made it to the world's most amazing city. You can be assured I will be in touch on this blog with information as I discover it.
Return Shipping: We will let you know options in early June for shipping companies. As contracted, artists must pay for shipping costs in time for the shipping to take place. We will not pay in advance for you. We don't live in Venice - we won't be keeping your art. You must pack your art in ways it can be easily returned after we break down August 2nd. Write the weight, size of box, and return address on the box, include packing materials.
You must inform mp if you are shipping to Palazzo Albrizzi Capello:
Palazzo Albrizzi Capello
Cannaregio 4118. Fdm. S. Andrea
30121 Venice Tel 041 2410491/041 5225 475
There are two ways for transport. If the works arrives with a motor vehicle by land, the driver will have to travel the Ponte della Libertà. Arriving at the last traffic light, she will have to turn right and descend towards the Tronchetto Island. Once through the ramp, she will always have to turn to the right keeping two tall cranes in sight, which are on the bank of the Transport channel.
On the palazzo's side, a boat of the Brussa Company will have to wait for the car. The works will be downloaded from the vehicle and loaded onto the boat. The guide of the works (Nevia wrote this, not exactly sure what she means here) can get on the boat and be transported to Palazzo Albrizzi. The door of the Palace overlooks the Channel of S. Andrea.
This transport usually costs around € 150.00. The same amount will be required for the return from Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello to the Island of Tronchetto.
Very often artists and curators contact a shipping company, entrusting them with complete transport - the company will follow all the steps.
Art coming from Europe, transporting them in private form subtract all customs and bureaucratic practices.
For the transport with the boat it is very important to declare if the works are packed, protected by boxes, in this case the weight and the size of each package, the total number must be communicated.
The water transport company must also be informed of any need for transporters. I mean if you need other transporters to load the boat or if this task can be performed by the people accompanying the load.
Each person added by the Brussa Company costs € 20 / h.
It is necessary to calculate the exact time of the meeting on the Canal, and wait for the boat instead of arriving late. to avoid overhead.
I look forward to knowing your choice in transport. Nevia will order the boat for you and coordinate the times. When you have communicated the requested information on the quantity of the works, she will ask for a cost estimate so there are no surprises.
The Program for our Equilibrium exhibit is now on our website. The translations by Dr. Anna Perdion for the printed program were finished this morning and the graphic designer, fellow artist Manuela Fischer, has them. It was a herculean effort for us to create the printed program with text from so many non English speakers. So I feel this is worthy of a blog post. The printed program with all your names and descriptions will be at our opening May 10th and will be distributed to hotels and other venues all around Venice.
You may want to print this:
Installation in the Courtyard Garden begins May 3rd - May 9th
Installation in the gallery begins May 29th - May 31st
Opening in the Courtyard Garden: May 10th
Time to be determined, we think 18:30
Exhibition Hours: Tuesday - Sunday
Closed on Monday
Opening in the Gallery: June 1st
Opening begins with a concert nearby. Afterwards audience members will be invited to join our opening.
Concert 17:30 to 18:30 (location to be determined)
Gallery Exhibition Opening: 18:30
Exhibition Hours: Tuesday - Sunday
Closed on Monday
There are two Palazzo Albrizzi's in Venice. You can find our address on the home page of our website. Our location is:
ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE ITALO-TEDESCA (ACIT)
Cannaregio, F.TA SAN ANDREA 4118, 30121 Venezia
This blog is primarily for exhibition development. It provides ongoing information for artists participating in the Biennale exhibition. But it's also a place where we begin to create an amazing, streamlined exhibition by working more efficiently as a collective.