The reopening to the public in 2017 of the renovated area of Forte Marghera, situated between Venezia and Mestre, marked the beginning of a new project by the Cultural Department of the Municipality of Venice in collaboration with Fondazione MUVE to promote and valorise the patrimony of contemporary art on the mainland.
In the evocative buildings of the nineteenth century architectural complex, which belong to the Municipality of Venice and Fondazione Forte Marghera, over the years Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia has presented diverse exhibitions: Gruppo di famiglia, a large installation of twentieth-century sculptures from the International Gallery of Modern Art Ca’ Pesaro; Motocicletta. L’Architettura della velocità, dedicated to one of the most attractive symbols of twentieth-century design; Mare Blu, paying homage to water and waves, with the flowing of video and film images and site-specific installations.
This was also the evocative venue for the winning works of the street art section of the first edition of the competition for young up and coming artists Artefici del nostro tempo in 2019.
Fondazione MUVE’s exhibition and cultural activities fit perfectly in the Forte Marghera area where other institutions such as the Biennale are already working, using innovative means to focus on a younger audience. Regenerated and returned to the city, this historic site is an exemplary place in the historic union between water and mainland, making it the ideal venue for contemporary art.
This distinctive cultural offer is enhanced further by free admission and opening hours in the afternoons and evenings.
Exhibitions organised by Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia in Forte Marghera:
- 28 July – 5 November 2017
Gruppo di famiglia
- 9 June – 28 November 2018
Motocicletta, L’Architettura della velocità
- 15 June – 13 October 2019
- 15 June – 1 September 2019
Creators of our time
- 18 June – 31 December 2021
Creators of our time II
- 25 June – 31 December 2022
Creators of our time III