Text Towers

Text Towers is an exhibition by artist Joseph La Piana. The site of the installation is on the Isola di San Servolo, Venice, an island formerly housing the Venetian Republic’s military hospital.

The exhibition consists of two towers, coasts, poets, mindsets, voices, personas, histories and countries, which converge in a single gesture on San Servolo island.

New York City-based artist Joseph La Piana’s work stands as a monument to lost lives and missed opportunities. It brings together the poetry of Walt Whitman and Allen Ginsberg, analyzing the American condition over the ebb and flow of time.

La Piana layers text upon text to create a palimpsest of memories, desires and sorrows. For the artist, those tall towers become the repositories of meaning and markers of both hope and despair.

360 Degrees Film took care of the exhibition and managed all the organizational aspects

  • WHEN

    May - June 2011

  • WHO

    Artist: Joseph La Piana

    Production: 360 Degrees Film

  • WHERE

    • San Servolo Island - Venice
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