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
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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.