After an extensive five-year restoration carried out by David Chipperfield Architects Milan and supported by Generali, the iconic building of the Procuratie Vecchie in St. Mark’s Square is opening up again to the city, enhanced by Edoardo Tresoldi’s installation Monumento,conceived in collaboration with Carlotta Franco and GICO Studio.
The installation renews the language of the monumental column and the values to which society aspires in order to reflect its own epoch. The column is set within the space that contains the monumental staircase of the Procuratie Vecchie. Its proportions are in dialogue with those of the space around it and the visitor is invited to a closer view which subverts the traditional rhetoric of monuments: by climbing the stairs the spectator is able to see the column in its entirety, from its base to the summit, with a change of perspective which, in turn, triggers a conceptual shift.
Architectural Concept and Project Support:
GICO studio - Giovanni Cozzani, Flaminia Iacobini