• Andrea Morucchio
  • The Rape of Venice
  • from till
  • Tuesday - Sunday, - (closed on Monday)
Exhibition produced by:
  • Nuova Icona
Curated by:
  • Matteo Bertelè
  • Vittorio Urbani
Project manager:
  • Marco Vidal
Part of:
  • MUVE Contemporaneo
    Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia
  • Regione Veneto
Exhibition produced by:
    MAVIVE Parfums Venezia
In collaboration with:
    Accedemia del Profumo, Milano
    Atelier Fragranze, Milano
Web site: Mocenigo Palace Museum:
  • Santa Croce, 1992 - Venezia
  • Waterbus n.1, San Stae stop

The Rape of Venice is the title of a multimedia installation project by the venetian artist Andrea Morucchio. It is part of MUVE CONTEMPORANEO, an exhibition involving the languages of contemporary art that the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia will display in its Museums during the Biennale Internazionale d’Arte 2015.

It involves a multimedia installation in Palazzo Mocenigo, Venezia comprising different elements such as, an overlaid printed floor, an audio track, video projections, and the diffusion of a fragrance.

Through the synergy of a series of heterogeneous elements, in terms of technique and language, The Rape of Venice encourages the public to reflect on the present conditions confronting Venice today, its decline, and its relentless transformation into a theme-park for millions of tourists. The Rape of Venice, far from being didactic and propagandist, intends to elicit feelings of suspension, instability, bewilderment, and generate an awareness and empathy regarding the theme of this artistic project. It seeks to achieve these responses by totally immersing the viewer in the exhibition spaces.

Andrea Morucchio

Andrea Morucchio (Venezia 1967) Political Sciences degree at the University of Padua. He began his activity as a photographer in 1989. Since the end of the 90s he has broadened his artistic research – often supported by socio - political reflections – using different techniques, from sculpture to installation, from video to photography, to performance.

Among his main solo shows: Back in Black | sculpture . digital art . video | curated by S. Fuso, Ca’ Pesaro, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, MUVE Musei Civici Venezia, 2011; Pulse Red | video installation | curated by G. Conti, D. Musella, Outdoors, Fontego dei Tedeschi, Venezia, 2009 ; Verso il Paese dei Fumi e delle Urla | video-sound installation | Giorno della Memoria, Campo San Bartolomeo, Venezia, 2008; Sri Yantra | videosound installation | curated by M. Riccioni, Notturni Dannunziani, Vittoriale degli Italiani, Gardone, Brescia, 2008; Pulse Red | light projection | curated by A. Fonda, Borders, multi medial research in the borders today, Punta della Dogana, Venezia, 2004; Eidetic Bush | video-sound installation | curated by N. Frankham, Plimsoll Gallery, Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart, 2003; Le Nostre Idee Vinceranno | viedeo-sound installation | curated by V. Baradel, Gemine Muse, young artists in the Italian Museums, Museo Mocenigo, MUVE Musei Civici Venezia, 2002.

Among the group exhibitions: Hybrid Body Poetic Body, Venice International Performance Art Week, | videosound installation | curated by A. Pagnes, Palazzo Bembo, Venezia, 2012; Winning Hearts and Minds, dOCUMENTA (13) | video-sound | curated by Critical Art Ensemble, Spazio 42, Hauptbahnhof, Kassel, 2012; Glocal 3 | photography | curated by E. Gusella, Centro Culturale Candiani, Mestre, 2012; Krossing- Immaginodromo | photography | curated by O. Casagrande, collateral event at the 53^ Venice Biennale, Forte Marghera, Mestre, 2009; Giunglavideo.3 | video | curated by P. Toffolutti, SPAC, Villa Toppo Florio, Buttrio, 2008; Multiversity | photography | curated by M. Baravalle, Magazzini del Sale, Sale Docks, Venezia, 2008; Dis-orders | video | curated by M. Baravalle, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Palazzetto Tito, Venezia, 2006.