Carpenters Workshop Gallery is presenting the “DYSFUNCTIONAL” design exhibition in Venice, Italy. On the occasion of the Venice Art Biennale this year, they are showcasing creative works with a unique design by an international list of recognized and emerging artists and designers whose work generates a dialogue with one of the city’s most historical palaces.
Organized by Carpenters Workshop Gallery, this design event is happening in the Ca’d’Oro, which houses the Galleria Giorgio Franchetti, over 50 amazing works by 25 marvelous artists and designers, including Virgil Abloh, Campana Brothers, Mathieu Lehanneur and Rick Owens, alongside its permanent collection of Renaissance and baroque fine art pieces: each piece in the design exhibition speaks to the backdrop of the city.
Inside a 589-year-old palace, “DYSFUNCTIONAL” by Carpenters Workshop Gallery pursues to divide the limitations of Modern Art, Architecture and Contemporary Design. Instead of focusing on the functionality of each exhibited piece, the gallery co-founders Julien Lombrail and Loic Le Gaillard want to place emphasis on the artistic expression with a series of site-specific creative works that complement their setting.
At this design event by Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Maarten Baas’ self-portrait Real Time (2019) shows the artist in his atelier indicating the time. This masterpiece was created specifically for this exhibition in Leonardo da Vinci’s homeland, exactly 500 years after he passed away, this work references the Vitruvian Man.
This design exhibition by Carpenters Workshop Gallery also brings together works from Studio Job, the Campana Brothers, the Australian designer Charles Trevelyan’s, the French artist Morgane Tschiember and, the modern master of collectible design, Wendell Castle.
With Ocean Memories Acqua Alta (2019), Mathieu Lehanneur pays homage to Venice by working from green marble and granite whose shades echo the waves of the nearby lagoon.
Fragile Future by Studio Drift is forming a frame of light around Andrea Mantegna‘s painting San Sebastian (1506), which is the heart of the museum’s collection.
Inside this design event by Carpenters Workshop Gallery, you can find an art installation by the Verhoeven Twins transforms the first-floor terrace with a mystical constellation of feather-light and supple impressions of bubbles, whose iridescent surfaces reflect and refract light around the room.
Images: Courtesy of Carpenters Workshop Gallery