June 23September 18, 2021

Melissa McGill: In Venice

This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition with Mazzoleni London. Following her highly acclaimed Venice-based public art project Red Regatta, 2019, the exhibition presents related artworks in a wide range of materials. It will feature hand-painted photographic renderings, sculptural sound-works, works with sailcloth and paper, photographs, and a new series of watercolour studies of the Venetian Lagoon. In Venice will open to the public on Wednesday 23 June and continue until 18 September 2021.
Red Regatta was an unprecedented series of four large-scale site-specific performances in Venice’s waterways between May and September 2019, presented in parallel with the 58th Venice Biennale: 52 traditional vela al terzo boats sailed in choreographed regattas, each with sails hand-painted in distinct shades of red. The project was a collaboration with Associazione Vela al Terzo Venezia, curated by Chiara Spangaro, with project management by Marcella Ferrari, co-organised by Magazzino Italian Art Foundation, with support from Mazzoleni.