Venice in Peril

The Ghetto of Venice – A Place of Exchange with Edmund de Waal


Edmund de Waal, internationally acclaimed artist and author of ‘Hare with Amber Eyes’, gives the 2019 Kirker Lecture in aid of Venice in Peril.

Drawing on the themes of his new Venice project, psalm, Edmund de Waal will explore the rich history of the Ghetto, its communities, its languages and its traditions as a place at the margins of the city and at the centre of world culture.

The exhibition on two sites, will include installations of porcelain and books.  It opens on 7 May in the spaces around the Canton Scuola, one of three synagogues in the Venice Ghetto, and in the Istituto Veneto near La Fenice.

Ticket price includes reception before the lecture

Reception 6pm & Lecture 7pm

At Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR


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