To dispel the myth about her abandoned beauty, Venice showcases her everyday charm.
6pm – Arriving in Venice for the second time, I expect to see a lot of contemporary art. I am here to attend the Venice Biennale with my course mates.
Getting off the boat at Giardini, the first thing I see is actually not art.
Instead, I see hung clothes waving at me. I hear Venetians talking to each other. I feel life. Not a thriving and dynamic scene. But it is indeed local everyday life.
The hung clothes impress me because they look tasteful. The scenes are created by Venetians and represent the tranquil life in this other side of Venice. Does this mean they are pieces of art themselves, accidentally?
It is raw and unintentional. It is unrefined and modest. Once again, I am enchanted by the vision of Venice.
22 May, 2017
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