Art: Sculpture in Venice

Visiting Venice at any time of the year poses problems and the biannual Biennales make matters worse.

Getting a hotel, booking a table at a decent restaurant, negotiating the crowds, avoiding the increasingly daunting acqua altas are all part of the fun. With climate change, the high waters have become increasingly unpredictable but usually they don’t begin until October so September is the perfect time to catch the last rays of the famed art festival.

This autumn, New York based artist Carole Feuerman – a foremost hyperrealist sculptor – is showing 12 new outdoor sculptures in the Giardini Marinaressa. My personal favourite is The Thinker, a homage to Rodin but with a climate change twist most suitable for Venice – this thinker is a swimmer wearing a golden bathing cap lost in contemplation and – a whimsical thought – preparing to dive into the troubled waters of another year of climate change.

Until November 22nd at the Giardini Marinaressa, Venice

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