Yesterday in Venice was the opening of two of the most relevant events of the European Summer cultural season. It was the 60th edition of the Venice Film Festival and the 6th edition of OPEN, International Exhibition of Sculpture and Installation. Both events take place in Lido/Venice and are tightly interconnected as art and cinema. They share spaces and names of participants such as Gina Lollobrigida, Julian Schnabel, Dennis Hopper and Angel Orensanz. Angel Orensanz, who works at ease both with sculpture and the diigital camera, illustrates perfectly both worlds. He has brought to Venice his work “Luis Buñuel”, a piece that was recently unveiled in Calanda, Spain, the birthplace of the world renown cinematographer. Buñuel’s name is forever linked to Venice with some of his titles like Vidriana and Belle de Jour. The sculpture is in steel and is 12 feet high.
The sculpture piece, placed at the entrance to Lido, welcomes the tens of thousands of visitors to the Venice Films Festival and the OPEN EXHIBITION.
Besides, Angel Orensanz has currently on view a retrospective of his work at Palazzo Malipiero, entitled “Burning Universe”, within the circuit of the Venice Biennale. It opened June 16 and will last until November 30. It consists of six rooms with sculpture, painting and video work. There is a large transparent sphere outside the Palazzo on the waters of the Canal, below a large banner that announces the show, and welcomes the visitors to Venice.