THE DISH RAN AWAY WITH THE SPOON everything you can think of is true


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  • Magazzini del Sale
    Zattere Dorsoduro 262
    Venice, Italy

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the illy Art Collection, the American artist Robert Wilson has designed an installation inspired by the collections of coffee cups which, like a “white canvas,” have been entrusted over the past decades to the hands of the greatest contemporary artists and young talents, who have transformed the cups into collector’s items. A master at creating images with great visual and emotional impact, Robert Wilson (1993 Golden Lion for sculpture) has created an enchanted space inside the Magazzini del Sale in Venice: “the dish ran away with the spoon everything you can think of is true”, in which images, lights and sounds mark a pathway which winds its way through various landscapes inhabited by objects and sculptures.

The illy Art Collection coffee cups live in this theatre-like landscape which Robert Wilson has composed through contrast and juxtaposition, creating a rhythm of audiovisual images and experiences.

Opening: 10 am to 6 pm. Closed on Mondays
Free entrance.