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Memory for the Future – 40 Years of Ikona Gallery in Venice – Finissage

Memory for the future - 40 anni di Ikona Gallery a Venezia | Photo: Letizia Goretti


The installation by two young Berlin-based artists, Simone Serlenga and Elena Veronese, pays tribute to the fortieth anniversary of Ikona Photo Gallery, the historic gallery, the first of its kind in Venice, founded in 1979 at the Ponte di San Moisè, by the artist and gallerist Živa Kraus, who still manages it today. Since 1989, Ikona Venice has also been the International School of Photography and over the years its various branches throughout the city have hosted the greatest protagonists of world photography, from Berenice Abbott, to Gabriele Basilico, Antonio and Felice Beato, John Batho, Bruce Davidson, Adolphe de Meyer, Robert Doisneau, Giorgia Fiorio, Franco Fontana, Martine Franck, Chuck Freedman, Gisèle Freund, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Mario Giacomelli, Erich Hartmann, William Klein, Helen Levitt, Lisette Model, Paolo Monti, Barbara Morgan, Carlo Naya, Helmut Newton, Ferdinando Scianna, Rosalind Solomon. On the occasion of the closure of the exhibition, the sound artists Nicola Di Croce, already author of the sound setting present in the installation, and Enrico Coniglio will perform in a live performance.



  1. Parole chiave: contemporary art, ikona photo gallery, ziva kraus, photography, arte.it, nozio business, ikona venezia - international school of photography, fondazione ugo e olga levi, memory for the future