Lorenzo Quinn – Hands on the Grand Canal

Lorenzo Quinn’s new installation for the Venice Biennale is called Support.  The renowned Italian sculptor created two large hands emerging from the Grand Canal to protect and support the historic building of the Ca’ Sagredo Hotel. The hands symbolize tools that can both destroy the world, but also have the capacity to save it.

“Venice is a floating art city that has inspired cultures for centuries, but to continue to do so it needs the support of our generation and future ones, because it is threatened by climate change and time decay,” Quinn says. Watch the process and installation shots in this video from Halcyon Gallery, which represents him.

 

Lorenzo Quinn’s website, here.

His Instagram, here.

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