The Casa dei Tre Oci (translated “the house of the 3 eyes”) is a splendid example of early 20th-century Venetian architecture. Designed by the artist Mario De Maria (Marius Pictor) and built in 1913 on Giudecca island, offering incomparable views of St Mark’s basin, the square and the Doge’s Palace.
The building is one of the main examples of neo-Gothic architecture in Venice and as such has been declared a monument of historical and artistic interest in 2007 by the Veneto Regional Direction for Cultural and Landscape Assets. After careful restoration the Casa dei Tre Oci became a public exhibition venue in 2012 and has since hosted a number of important photography exhibitions with world famous names like Sebastiao Salgado, Helmut Newton and currently on display until January 8th 2017: Rene Burri and Ferdinando Scianna.
Utopia by René Burri (Zurich 1933-2014) collects together for the first time over 100 images devoted to architecture by this great Swiss artist, with shots of famous buildings and portraits of architects. Burri’s photography aims to recount the great transformational processes and the historical, political, and cultural changes of the twentieth century and certain people who were part of it (especially his portraits of Che Guevara and Pablo Picasso are unforgettable).
The top floor of the Casa dei Tre Oci is devoted to the work of one of the most important Italian photographers, Ferdinando Scianna (Bagheria, 4 July 1943). In occasion of the 500 years since the foundation of the Jewish Ghetto in Venice (on 29 March 1516), Scianna, commissioned by the Fondazione di Venezia, has undertaken a typical Street Photography reportage by collecting together images of the everyday life of the Ghetto in current days.
Definitely worth a visit so see a different Venice!
The Casa dei Tre Oci is also available for events.
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