Video by Cecilia Maran and Michela Perottello
Thanks to the generosity and foresight of art patron Peggy Guggenheim, her collection houses various works by artists that were either born or lived in Venice, some of whom trained or taught at the Accademia di Belle Arti. In line with the U.S. patron’s vision, the museum invited a group of students of the Accademia to take part in a research project centered on five artists of the Veneto collected and supported by Guggenheim: Marina Apollonio, Edmondo Bacci, Tancredi Parmeggiani, Giuseppe Santomaso, and Emilio Vedova.
The project yielded five short documentaries, each dedicated to one of the artists, which document the research led by the students, their encounters, the interviews and the anecdotes they collected, and the discoveries they made. Alongside the films, the students also created five “fanzines”—small publications containing texts and images—about the artists, as well as fifteen hand-made leporellos (Respiri e tracce d’artista) containing five etchings that offer a unique artistic and poetic account of the process of study of these five artists.