Let Us Burn the Gondola: Venice as a modern city

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Description

Artist Statement
Venice is usually presented as an anachronism: a ‘timeless’ or even anti-modern city, whose only practical use in the twenty-first century is as a catalogue of picturesque motifs (gondolas, reflected bridges, maskers). Precisely because of its exceptional nature, however, the city offers unique opportunities to rethink or question the idea of modernity.

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Creator

Walker, Jonathan

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Genre

Multimedia

Image 2 Description / Attribution

Vaporeto Santa Maria de lla Salute

Citation

Walker, Jonathan, “Let Us Burn the Gondola: Venice as a modern city,” ADELTA, accessed December 16, 2018, http://scem.ws/items/show/241.