SupaVenezia by the London based artist Sarah Staton, opens in Venice from 1st September until 25th September 2022. Developed in conjunction with the current cohort of the School for Curatorial Studies Venice and hosted by the A Plus A Gallery (San Marco, 3073), the city-specific iteration of Staton’s acclaimed exhibition series, SupaStore, promises an exciting and fresh perspective on the practices of art consumption. Established in 1993, the series has reached over two dozen international locations.
For the Venice based exhibition, 10% of sales will be donated to We are here Venice, for its non-profit working on environmental and social issues to ensure that Venice remains a livable city.
Via the lens of consumer culture, SupaVenezia provides new approaches to analyzing the evolution of an ancient city through the mechanisms of commerce and marketing. By reading the city of Venice as a brand which operates in the larger system of global capitalism, SupaStore explores what the city has to offer, for whom, and for what purposes.
SupaVenezia aims to examine how history, tradition, culture, and art transform into raw materials for the brand to process, package, and present in order to achieve its market objectives.
Visitors to the exhibition will find WahV’s publications, working maps of the Lagoon and some stickers related to past poster campaigns, also having the opportunity to make a donation to the organization directly from there in addition to SupaVenezia‘s contribution.
Original pictures by SupaVenezia.