HUMAN: Sean Scully
Italian translation of the exhibitibition panels by Scriptum
Sean Scully presents HUMAN: an exhibition of more than forty recent works and new, unseen pieces at the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice. The Benedictine monks resident at San Giorgio promote the dialogue between the church and contemporary artists, within the cultural activities of their non-profit programme, the Benedicti Claustra. The celebrated Irish-born abstract artist has created a series of new sculptures, paintings, stained glass windows and works on paper directly inspired by the monks’ Abbey of San Giorgio Maggiore, their vast illuminated manuscript collections and the 16th century Benedictine church. Scully’s instantly-recognisable visual vocabulary of horizontal and vertical stripes, which reflect fifty years of constant refining, will transform every corner of the High Renaissance church, designed four centuries ago by the legendary architect Andrea Palladio.
8th May — 13th October 2019, Abbazia di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice