The Electric Comma
25 Nov 2017 – 31 Mar 2018
V-A-C Foundation, Palazzo delle Zattere
V-A-C Foundation, founded in Moscow in 2009 by Leonid Mikhelson and under the Directorship of Teresa Iarocci Mavica, is dedicated to the development and international presentation of Russian contemporary culture – across a multitude of forms and within the framework of a joint exhibition, educational, and publishing programme. V-A-C Foundation considers artistic production as central to its activity and essential for understanding contemporary cultural processes and stimulating new answers to its challenges. The opportunities V-A-C Foundation provides, to engage with and interrogate international cultural practices, aim to expand the platform for homegrown talent and encourage an independent artistic language. As a key speaker for contemporary Russia, V-A-C Foundation establishes new cross-cultural dialogues and incites an exchange of ideas through new collaborations and alternative settings for bringing different artistic practices together within a single vision for arts and culture.
PALAZZO DELLE ZATTERE is V-A-C’s Venetian headquarters, launched in spring 2017. The new centre for exhibitions, events and residencies is situated on Zattere, overlooking the Canale della Giudecca. Originally dating back to the mid 1800s, the building’s interior was renovated at different times from the 1950s to the 1990s. The entire space covers 2000 sq metres over four levels, half of which is exhibition space. There is a reception area as well as event rooms, offices and studio apartments for visiting artists and curators. The external garden, restaurant and bookshop will open in May 2018.