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Published: 25 July 2020

By Andy Ross

Penelope's Labour

Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice has its own important collection of tapestries and is dedicated to exploring, and crossing, the boundaries of disciplines.

In 2011 the Foundation showed works which demonstrated that commitment. Pieces like a Golden Orb Spider textile that was shown in 2012 at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London were displayed alongside Grayson Perry's Walthamstow Tapestry and pieces from the 15th and 16th Centuries. 

This week the catalogue of the exhibition has been added to the studio collection. Beautifully printed as a folder with individual inserts for each piece on display, the publication was created by Factum Arte. You can see the exhibition here (with a short video of the show on the page too) and the publication here. If you want to know more about the technique of tapestry weaving with Jacquard looms take a look at the video created by Flanders Tapestries on the exhibition page. 


Picture on this page - Stories of Scipio Africanus - courtesy of Fondazione Giorgio Cini.