Artist Edmund de Waal will install a major new work in the 500-year-old Jewish Ghetto in Venice for the 58th Biennale. De Waal’s installation, part of a two-part exhibition called psalm, will go on view in a 16th-century synagogue located in the Ghetto Novo in the north-western Cannaregio sestiere (district) of the city. “New installations of porcelain, marble and gold [displayed in 12 vitrines] will reflect the literary and musical heritage of this extraordinary place. For the first time the Women’s Gallery within the synagogue will hold contemporary art,” a project statement reads.
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