Melissa McGill: Red Regatta, 11 May 2019 — 24 Nov 2019
Melissa McGill: Red Regatta
During the vernissage of the Venice Biennale, artist Melissa McGill launches “Red Regatta”, an unprecedented series of large-scale choreographed regattas of traditional vela al terzo sailboats, hoisted with hand – painted red sails that activate Venice’s lagoon and waterways. The project unites Venetians and visitors to celebrate the cultural and maritime history of this iconic city to call attention to the forces of climate change and mass tourism that threaten its future.
Red Regatta is presented in collaboration with Associazione Vela al Terzo Venezia and more than 250 local partners, led by McGill, curator Chiara Spangaro, and project manager Marcella Ferrari, and is co-organized by Magazzino Italian Art Foundation.
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