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  • Aug 06, 2021

Upgrade Plan: Weekly News Roundup

Exterior view of Palazzo Venier-Manfrin on the Cannaregio Canal in Venice. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

The Anish Kapoor Foundation has purchased the dilapidated Palazzo Venier-Manfrin in Venice with plans to redevelop it into a gallery, studio, and archive. Originally constructed in the 16th century for the aristocratic Priuli family and renovated in the 18th century, the building has since fallen into disrepair. Led by Foundation director Mario Codognato, the project will convert the ground floor into a gallery for temporary exhibitions and the first and second floors into spaces for the Foundation's collection displays. The third floor will be transformed into an archive and workshop space for artists and scholars working in the fields of history, technology, and art. The Venetian architecture firm FWR Associati and Hamburg-based studio UNA are leading the renovation. The complex rehabilitation and structural work is not expected to be completed before 2023.