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Le Sale del Convitto Exhibition Centre,
Giorgio Cini Foundation
Island of San Giorgio Maggiore
Penelope’s Labour:
Weaving Words and Images
Contemporary tapestries, embroidery and carpets alongside antique tapestries and carpets from the Cini Foundation and private collections.

4 June - 18 September 2011


Azra Akšamija
* 1976 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Lives in Cambridge, USA.
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Lara Baladi
* 1969 Beirut, Lebanon. Lives in Cairo, Egypt.
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Alighiero Boetti
* 1940 Turin, Italy. + 1994 Rome, Italy.
Manuel Franquelo
* 1953 Málaga, Spain. Lives in Madrid, Spain.
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Carlos Garaicoa
* 1967 Havana, Cuba. Lives there and in Madrid, Spain.
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Craigie Horsfield
* 1949 Cambridge, UK. Lives in London, UK, and New York, USA.
Simon Peers & Nicholas Godley
Peers lives in Madagaskar, Godley in the USA.
Grayson Perry
* 1960 Chelmsford, UK. Lives in London, UK.
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Marc Quinn
* 1964 London, UK; lives there.
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Adam Lowe and Jerry Brotton
Fondazione Giorgio Cini
and Factum Arte
As an exhibition of 20 large-scale works ranging from invaluable late 15th-century tapestries to Boetti's hand-woven tapestries and contemporary works made by combining the mechanical Jacquard loom and digital art, Penelope’s Labour: Weaving Words and Images highlights how "woven images" are once more at the heart of artistic practice. In addition to several significant antique tapestries from the Cini Foundation and private collections, the exhibition features contemporary tapestries and carpets.

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