Genesis | Davide Battistin
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15.12.2023 - 18.02.2024
Genesis. Davide Battistin
Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti
The power of Venice in terms of image resides in part in the extraordinary nature of its genesis: a city forged by visionary people capable of giving life to a formidable civilisation starting from a few small islands barely above water. In his new series of paintings, Davide Battistin manifests his full awareness of this Venetian miracle. The silent waters, the marbles with their memories, the light and colour are the quintessence of the creative spark of a people that illuminated humanity for a millennium, leaving the world a legacy of boundless value.
Genesis is a statement of strength and harmony, but also of profound disquiet at the violent upheavals threatening the integrity of the Venetian community. The Istituto Veneto di Scienze lettere ed Arti, which has always been in the front line when it comes to defending Venice and its lagoon environment, becomes the chosen venue for an exhibition summoning us all back to a time of awareness and responsibility.