Giulio Squillacciotti

On museums, Venice, and responsibility of aesthetics. Venetian notes for a film on Carlo Scarpa and his settings for the Gallerie dell’Accademia, 11’51”, 2012


The audio piece is the informal draft for a film set in the gallery spaces of the Accademia di Venezia. The film has already been shot, just before the dismantlement of the exhibition design by Carlo Scarpa. The arguments, extrapolated from a convivial Venetian context, cover issues related to the idea of the museum, the supposed aesthetic responsibility given to the citizens of Venice and the possibility of a de-museification in favour of a highly public experience of art.