talking about Psalm, his new work for the Ghetto at the 2019 Venice Biennale
In May 2019, Edmund de Waal’s Psalm will open during the Venice Biennale preview week.
The exhibition will be in two parts. The first will be within the Canton Scuola, the beautiful sixteenth century synagogue within the Ghetto Nuovo. New installations of porcelain, marble and gold will reflect the literary and musical heritage of this extraordinary place.
The second will be a pavilion at the Ateneo Veneto, near the Fenice Opera House which will house 2,000 books by exiled writers, from Ovid to the present day. All the books will be in translation, reflecting the idea of language as migration.