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20 April Saturday
20 April 2024, 00:00 - 24 November 2024, 23:59

Boris Lurie – Life with the Dead – Exhibition inside Spazio Badoer

With the exhibition LIFE WITH THE DEAD, the Boris Lurie Art Foundation, in collaboration with the museum Center for Persecuted Arts, is bringing Boris Lurie’s artistic work to the public on the artist’s 100th birthday. The exhibition is located in the Spazio Badoer, near the Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista in Venice. The space had once been used as a burial site, with the word Coemeterium written above the door. It is a site of eternity and resurrection.

Boris Lurie, was born in Leningrad in 1924 and raised in Riga. On December 8, 1941, his mother, grandmother, sister, and his first love, were murdered by the Nazis in a mass shooting in the Rumbula forest near Riga. The memory of the dead accompanied him throughout every moment of his life. Boris Lurie survived the terror of the concentration camps, and bore witness to the horrors of the Holocaust.

Co-founder of the “NO!art” movement, he created diverse, provocative, and occasionally extreme  collages, drawings, sculptures, and texts.  “There is no greater pain than to feel as a stranger among people,” wrote Fyodor Dostoyevsky in Notes from the Underground, and it is this universal human experience of pain that Boris Lurie screams out in  his works.

On display in the Spazio Badoer of the Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista, are more than fifty works from 1950 to 1970, in addition to the significant collages and paintings, the exhibition highlights the Immigrant’s NO!box, and the Shit Sculptures.

When: from Saturday 20th April to Sunday 24th November 2024, closed on Monday
Hour: from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Organized by Boris Lurie Art Foundation, in collaborazione con il Center for Persecuted Arts e la Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista

Where: Spazio Badoer (Campiello de la Scuola)

Free entrance


Address: Sestiere San Polo, 2454
Venezia, 30125 Italia

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