The Andrea Tardini Gallery, created in Venice on the Giudecca Island, which in recent years has become a residence sought after by many artists, was founded by Andrea Tardini in late 2015. The gallery’s ultimate aim is to create an animated and eventful space in which to meet emerging or internationally affirmed artists and follow them with attention, care and respect for their work.
One of its sections is dedicated to exploring artistic movements in Venice and the surrounding area from the post-war years to the present day, focusing in particular on artists who, participating in the history of their region, have explored a path that is often experimental, significant and intense.
As Achille Bonito Oliva has written, “Art is not intended to solve problems but to produce questions, to move consciences as to the many issues that currently concern our planet. This is what underlies the ecological nature of artistic creation, and the ethical need felt by the latest generation, no less than previous ones, to create a sign of moral resistance, a constructive will to live when faced with today’s political and social drift, and a chaos that may easily seem irreversible.”
At the heart of this sign of resistance, and within this constructive will to live in the present, is where the current project tied to contemporary art is situated, inevitably tending, with respect and balance, towards a utopian reawakening of our own sensibility.
Our home is now in campo San Samuele, an incredible corner of creativity just in the center of Venice, between Palazzo Grassi and Palazzo Fortuny. A really special place.