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Palazzo delle Prigioni

Castello 4209, San Marco
Vaporetto station S. Zaccaria,
next to Palazzo Ducale

The Palazzo delle Prigioni is the venue of the exhibitions organized by the Taipei Fine Arts Museum of Taiwan during the International Art Exhibitions of the Venice Biennale since 1995.

The Prisons' Palace, on Venice's famous waterside promenade Riva degli Schiavoni, was built to complement the prisons of the Palazzo Ducale on the other side of the small canal. It was initiated by architect Antonio da Ponte in 1589, and completed by his nephew Antonio Contino in 1614. The New Prisons were linked to the palace by the Bridge of Sighs (built 1614).

© Photo: Haupt & Binder

Taiwan Pavilion 2017

13 May - 26 November 2017, Palazzo delle Prigioni, Venice. Artist: Tehching Hsieh. Curator: Adrian Heathfield. Commissioner: Taipei Fine Arts Museum.

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