If you are fortunate to be in Venice this year during the Biennale, don’t miss the fabulous Oksana Mas exhibit, one of my favorites, which can be found at two locations.
The first location, which is pretty difficult to miss if you are taking a vaporetto down the Grand Canal, is at the Campo San Stae in front of the Chiesa di San Stae right by the San Stae vaporetto stop.
Although it is easy to notice this exhibit by the Chiesa di San Stae when taking a vaporetto, it is also pretty easy to miss out on the details of this exhibit unless you get up close to see how it was created. So make sure to get off that vaporetto and take a look.
Never would I have imagined that this exhibit was created from little wooden painted eggs! A total of 3,640,000 little wooden eggs were used to create the various parts of the exhibit. The eggs were created by representatives of 50 nationalities and of many different faiths.
The second Oksana Mas exhibit is located inside the Chiesa di San Fantin.
There is also a little slide show being displayed right inside the entrance of this church on a tiny monitor showing how the exhibit at the Campo San Stae was put together. I took a few photos while watching the slide show. They are not great but I found the process fascinating and they give you an idea of how this exhibit was assembled.