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Private Gallery
Terry Duffy, MONUMENTS @ Venice Biennale 4th June-19th July
Terry Duffy
Terry Duffy
  Dear (sm.)ART friends,

Terry Duffy

would like to invite you to visit his installation




4th June through 19th July

@ the


only ten minutes from Piazza San Marco!

4th - 6th June: Preview days
for accredited press and professionals only

4th - 5th June 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
6th June 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

7th June - 19th July

Thursday and Friday 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Other times by appointment only.

If you would like to arrange a private viewing of the installation with the artist, please contact Clare Sheppeard, Project Coordinator, The British Art and Design Association London:

By email:
By telephone (before the event): +44 (0)798 163 2967
By telephone (during the event): +39 346 8700689

Terry Duffy's MONUMENTS is a Pan European site specific project which responds to iconic locations. The central focus of the project is humanity and its diversity and the coexistence of different cultures. The project was launched in Liverpool in September 2008, during the Liverpool Biennial and Liverpool as European City of Capital of Culture.

MONUMENTS is a powerful fusion of monumental architecture, fine art, history and humanity. It questions, challenges and informs architectural and spacial democracy, contemporary aesthetics and cultural legacy. Through the appropriation of the building the MONUMENTS installation injects new life into this palatial space and draws attention to the significance of its history.

MONUMENTS is the symbiosis of the outer building, the interior, the enclosure and the paintings. The 10ft high artworks appear to float on the walls of the massive enclosure designed and placed in stark juxtaposition to the opulent interior. This ambitious work by Duffy is full of pathos. There is no denying the latent spirituality within the space. The work is strangely ethereal and yet it has an undoubted physical, embodied presence.

The MONUMENTS paintings have been many years in the making. Duffy has ripped, etched, scraped, scratched and brushed these images into existence, flooding them with deep, translucent blues and although the work is abstract, they have powerful figurative overtones, the shape of some feel like a twisted torso's. Duffy has a long-term fascination with humankind's legacy and chooses for his work the context of iconic buildings that through their significant human history and iconography question and challenge perceptions of the past, present and future.

Architecture and monuments signify history and legacy on both a local and international level and it is these aspects through broader relationships culturally, emotionally and psychologically that resonate with the project. MONUMENTS will provide the opportunity for reflection, personal and community dialogue, to consider the past within the context of the present and the future and how societies want people to remember its past.

"MONUMENTS is an artwork that explores reality, history and emotion, that speaks to people without words, impacting on the eye, the mind and the senses. I want to create an artwork that can be consciously experienced like the natural emotion that comes from looking at the horizon. An artwork that encourages the mind and senses to realise that the subject is humanity and the outcome is a process of healing and positive progress."

Terry Duffy 2007

This exhibition is hosted by Ann-Marie Doyle of Venice Estates Sotheby's International Realty and this exquisite and beautiful Gothic Palazzo, is being offered for sale either whole or in separate units exclusively by Venice Sotheby's Realty.

If you would like to make an appointment at any time to view the apartments for sale please contact Ann-Marie Doyle of Venice Estates Sotheby's International Realty:

By email:
By telephone (before the event): +44 (0)20 3178 6184
By telephone (during the event): +39 346 8700689

Directions and maps

See full details of the apartments for sale

Please view the pdf-File with some images

For more information please contact sm.ART at

or visit Terry's web site at

or visit Ann-Marie's web site at

Best regards from sm.ART and enjoy the beautiful Palazzo with Terry's installation,

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