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    Palazzo Grassi: Rudolf Stingel in collaboration with Elena Guena

Art: Rudolf Stingel wallpapers an ENTIRE gallery in carpet. Fair enough.

Posted by Liv Siddall,

If you’re going to get a brilliant artist to have an enormous show at your gallery, you may as well give them full run of the place and make it one of the most eye-catching exhibitions in the country. To step inside the Palazzo Grassi in Venice now is to step inside a world that resembles the depths of an eastern souq, and it’s all down to Rudolf Stingel. Rather than simply hang 30 of his conceptual paintings on the already beautiful walls of this magnificent, crumbling gallery by the famous canals, he chose to completely cover the interior of the building in blood-red, ottoman-influenced carpets. Wow. Can’t get to Venice to have a look yourself? Here’s a virtual tour.

Rudolf Stingel’s exhibition can be seen at Palazzo Grassi until the end of the year.

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.