The Project

REAL VENICE is a major art project initiated by Venice in Peril and Ivorypress that aims to harness the creativity, the vigour, the internationalism – and the financial power – of contemporary art to saving Venice.

Fourteen internationally renowned photographers were invited to visit Venice and create a portfolio of images.  Each photographer has donated an edition of their portfolio to be sold in aid of Venice in Peril.

From 11 October - 11 December 2011 the Real Venice collection was on view at Somerset House in London in a major exhibition curated by Elena Foster.   Coinciding with this exhibition, selected works from the Real Venice collection were included in the Photographs Sale at Phillips de Pury & Company, London on 3 November 2011.

Over the summer Real Venice was on display at the Abbey of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice as part of the 54th Venice Biennale. 


Contact Information

    • General Enquiries:

    • Venice in Peril
      Hurlingham Studios
      Ranelagh Gardens
      London, SW6 3PA
      +44 (0)20 7736 6891