One of Venice’s preeminent art patrons, The St. Regis Venice has launched a series of exclusive events blending visual and performance art with electronic music. The first of the “Blame it on the DJ” activations will take place on 10 August 2023, followed by two more performances on 8 September and 10 November at the hotel’s Arts Bar – a temple of fine mixology famous for its artistic cocktails inspired by such creative greats as Monet and Banksy.
On Thursday, 10 August, The Graffiti Night will kick off the series with a live performance from one of the most interesting new names in the Milanese contemporary art scene, Gioele Corradengo, also known as Sexsdreams. Gioele creates colourful and expressive artworks that combine words and images. His art is characterised by punchy lines and phrases mixed with abstract shapes and symbols, often inspired by his dreams and emotions. He uses spray paint, markers, stickers and other materials and is also involved in music and fashion, collaborating with various brands and artists. During the event, Gioele will give a live painting demonstration creating a unique graffiti on canvas, as well as lending his creative touch to decorating the DJ booth and personalising the DJ’s clothes.
The second event, Yoga Performance Night featuring Venetian painter Elisabetta Zanutto and a yoga dancer, will take place on Friday, 8 September. Elisabetta works with painting, photography and digital art to create artworks that explore the themes of water, light and colour, inspired by the beauty of Venice and its canals. On the night of the event, the artist will draw inspiration from the movements of a yoga dancer performing asanas in rhythm with music. Held at the Arts Bar terrace, the performance will offer a unique opportunity for the guests to observe how the iconic landscape of peeling plaster and mysterious shadows creates a romantic atmosphere serving as an inspiration to both the dancer and the painter.
Finally, on Friday, 10 November, the Portrait Night will offer a showcase for Alvise Bittente – a contemporary artist from Venice who specialises in drawing and creates artworks that are elegant, ironic and playful, often using wordplay and humour in his titles. Alvise’s signature materials and techniques are pencil, ink, watercolour, collage and digital manipulation. During the event, Alvise will draw portraits of the guests, each a study of the personality, identity and emotions of the subject, who can then take their signed portraits home as a souvenir.
Each ‘Blame it on the DJ’ session will feature a guest DJ and an artist performance. The events will run from 8.30 pm until midnight and are open to the public. For more information about The St. Regis Venice, please visit stregisvenice.com.
About The St. Regis Venice
The ultimate sophisticate and arbiter, The St. Regis Venice combines historic legacy with modern luxury in a privileged location beside the Grand Canal surrounded by views of Venice’s most iconic landmarks. Through a meticulous restoration of the unique collection of five Venetian palaces, the hotel’s design celebrates the modern spirit of Venice, boasting 130 guestrooms and 39 suites, many with furnished private terraces with incomparable views of the city. Uncompromising glamour extends naturally to the hotel’s restaurants and bars, which offers a range of exquisite dining and beverage options for Venetians and visitors alike including the private Italianate Garden (a refined space for local tastemakers and guests to mingle), Gio’s (the hotel’s signature restaurant), and The Arts Bar, where cocktails have been specially created to celebrate masterpieces of art. For celebratory gatherings and more formal functions, the hotel offers a choice of areas that can be easily transformed and personalised to host guests, supported by an extensive menu of inspirational cuisine. Crafted occasions are held in the Library, with its urbane atmosphere, in the well-appointed Lounge, or in its adjacent Astor Boardroom. The Canaletto Room embodies the contemporary spirit of a Venetian palazzo and impressive ballroom, presenting an ideal backdrop for significant celebrations. For more information, please visit stregisvenice.com.
About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
Combining classic sophistication with a modern sensibility, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc., is committed to delivering exceptional experiences at more than 45 luxury hotels and resorts in the best addresses around the world. Since the opening of the first St. Regis hotel in New York City over a century ago by John Jacob Astor IV, the brand has remained committed to an uncompromising level of bespoke and anticipatory service for all of its guests, delivered flawlessly by signature St. Regis Butler Service.
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