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Home at 9pm. A long day but loads done.
Caterina took me to find the hardware store for emergency supplies. We needed some more length of chain to hang Rose's STORYBOARD. I would never have found this place in a million years. Anyone who remembers the two Ronnies sketch 'Four Candles' will get the gist...
To get there we took the gondola - nothing too glamorous - a 50 cent crossing over the Grand Canal. This must be Venice's best kept transportation secret - the traghetto, a public gondola ferry. Traghetti are similar to privately rented gondolas but you cross the Grand Canal at one of the ferry points, there's one near S. Angelo. The ride is short, but the experience is memorable.
When I came back Sarah had installed Neil's. Looks good.
On the way home this evening Sarah and I bumped into Paul and Georgina on S M Elizabetta going for Pizza.
At home we a had lovely supper, pasta and salad and Prosecco, and P + G came by later... more Prosecco.
The weather's not too good this morning, so not sure about plans for the beach. It's breezy - Caterina has assured me it will clear by 11.
Exhibition jobs today - Gabriele and Valentino will hang Rose's panels by 4pm so that she and Sarah can install STORYBOARD. I need to work on the labeling. At 7, C and I will go to an opening at the Guggenheim LEANA SONNABEND. AN ITALIAN PORTRAIT.
Still to think about - the install of Rose's plates - there is a plan (we need to collect an antique plate stand from Murano but it depends on when Georgio is free with his boat). We may not get the stand until Mon/Tues - leaving it a bit late.
Put together press packs.
'Interloqui' is an exhibition led and presented by The National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland and a collaboration between cultural partners in the North East of England - the Laing Art Gallery, Locus+, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art mima and The National Glass Centre with Caterina Tognon Arte Contemporanea in Venice on the occasion of the 54th Venice Biennale.