Venice Institute of Contemporary Art

and

Venice Heritage Museum

present

“A History of Venice”

A People/Place/Art/Word/Sound Exhibition

September 3-30, 2019

Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

The Venice Institute of Contemporary Art and Venice Heritage Museum present “A History of Venice” — a People/Place/Art/Word/Sound Exhibition opening September 3 at Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA, and continuing through September 30. The lobby and mezzanine galleries will showcase installations that highlight the divergent and influential histories of Venice through the lens of its inhabitants — from the indigenous Tongva population, to the historic Oakwood neighborhood, the Japanese-American community that was forcibly removed from Venice during WWII, Discoteca Batalla where newly-arrived Central Americans and norteamericanos found a second home, the second generation of Dogtown set against the strife and the glory of the 1980s, and the boundary-pushing artists and activists who have made their home in Venice and their mark over generations.

The displays, interpreted by a diverse array of guest curators, honor a sampling of the many groups that have contributed to the cultural depth of this immensely influential beachside community. In particular, the exhibition seeks to center the Venetians whose influence may be known to insiders but whose legacies are at risk of being forgotten during this time of rapid cultural change.

“Venice was… (and still is) a last stop-off at the edge of America …oceans and outlaws. Its setting is a perfect balance for poetry. Beauty and danger. Agony and rapture.”  -Philomene Long

“Nobody’s out of place in Venice” – Ronald Shusett


Public viewing hours: Friday 4:00-10:00 pm, Saturday 3:00-10:00 pm, Sunday 2:00-7:00 pm.

Lobby/Top of Stairs: A History of Venice in Pictures, Words and Mixed Media from the Tongva to the ’00s

Theatre: Lectures, Film Screenings, Talks, Performances

   To buy tickets or RSVP to all Theatre + Reception events visit: https://linktr.ee/ahistoryofvenice

A Night of Storytelling – Thursday, September 5, 8:00-10:00 pm

Cost: $10 GA | $6 Seniors | Free for Beyond Baroque members

Opening Reception – Saturday, September 14, 2:00-6:00 pm

Cost: FREE

A Night of Literature & Art – Saturday, September 14, 8:00-10:00 pm

Cost: $10 GA | $6 Seniors | Free for Beyond Baroque members

A Night of Film – Thursday, September 19, 8:00-10:00 pm

Cost: $10 GA | $6 Seniors | Free for Beyond Baroque members

Closing Ceremony – Sunday, September 29, 2:00-3:00 pm

Cost: FREE

Variety Show – Sunday, September 29, 3:00-6:00 pm

Cost: $10 GA | $6 Seniors | Free for Beyond Baroque members


Mike Kelley Gallery: Curated selection of Art from the 1800s – present by ViCA

Bookstore: The Archives – The history of poetry and literature in Venice

Patio: Weather resistant works, objects, receptions, gatherings, meetings


For more information and private viewings, please contact:
Juri Koll | 310-957-7037 | ahistoryofvenice@gmail.com