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The Istituto Veneto for Zoran Music

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Venice pays homage to Zoran Music (Gorizia 1909 – Venice 2005) with this exhibition commemorating the centenary of the artist’s birth.

A great man who so profoundly and tragically embodied the history of his times and an artist of international standing, viewed as one of the key figures of the twentieth century, Zoran Music hailed from Dalmatia, becoming Venetian by adoption, because he spent the last part of his life in Venice, after the horrific experience of deportation to Dachau. As a place of fusion between east and west, the city on the lagoon proved to be a source of inspiration and constant point of reference for the artist throughout his career.

Hosted by Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Regione del Veneto and Arthemisia Group, the exhibition “Zoran Music. Estreme figure”, will be held in Palazzo Franchetti from 3 December 2009 to 7 March 2010.

Curated by Giovanna Dal Bon, the show features more than eighty works, some of which are exhibited for the first time: an opportunity to explore the artist’s atmospheric world and the memories he reprocessed above all in Venice.

The show is structured into eight sections according to themes rather than chronological order, “areas of intensity” that mark the artist’s existential and creative development: Origins (1935-1949); The Wayfarer (mid 1990s); Venice, again (1980s and 1990s); Grey Figures (late 1990s); "I had to go back to Dachau" (1970s); Intense Space (1990s); Variations on Ida and Self Portrait (1980s and 1990s); Double Portrait (1983–2001).



Istituto Veneto di Scienze,
Lettere ed Arti

T 041 5334420

Opening times

Every day from 10 am to 6 pm
(the ticket office closes at 5.30)

Special openings
31 December 2008
from 10 am to 2 pm
(the ticket office closes at 1.30)
1 January 2009
from 2 pm to 6 pm
(the ticket office closes at 5.30)

Closed 25 December


Full price 9 euro

Concession 7.50 euro

Schools concession 4 euro

Reductions for holders of the
Rolling Venice Card, Venice Card, Carta Giovani and IMOB card

Promoted by
Istituto Veneto di Scienze,
Lettere ed Arti
Regione del Veneto
Arthemisia Group

With the patronage of
Città di Venezia
Production and organisation
Arthemisia Group
In collaboration with
Venezia Iniziative Culturali s.r.l.



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