Gruppo Rubelli takes part in the calendar of collateral events during the 59th Venice Art Biennale

For the first anniversary of its return to the historic family residence Ca’ Pisani Rubelli, the Venetian company presents the exhibition Loom by Marcela Cernadas, in collaboration with Galleria Michela Rizzo. A series of works create an environmental installation through which the artist presents the idea of weaving as a figure inseparably linked to the continents where it takes place.

The installation which lightly crosses the spaces of the facade, the historical archives and the showroom has no beginning or end and, as such, alludes to a cyclical character, a constant in the artist’s work. Embroidery, collages and frottages are made with the new Rubelli Velvetforty to grant formal boundaries to a “constellation of petals”: garden, sky, garland, cartouches – as Cernadas explains.

The exhibition will be on view by appointment until 10 October 2019.

A second initiative, presented at Palazzo Mocenigo, the research center on the history of fabrics, apparel and perfume, involves another woman artist collaborating with Rubelli. The exhibition is titled Brigitte Niedermair, Me and Fashion 1996-2018, curated by Charlotte Cotton with expert consulting by Gabriella Belli, and will be open from 9 May to 24 November.

Rubelli has collaborated on the show with the production of a silk lampas of 8 x 6 meters, reproducing an evocative image shot by Brigitte for issue no. 24 of Dior Magazine. To reproduce and weave one of the 30 photographs by Brigitte Niedermair included in the show on such a large surface, the image has been broken down into six parts. The six panels have been woven and assembled in a sort of textile puzzle.