An international collaboration of artists, conservationists, and historians explore the paradoxical magnificence and fragility of an ancient animal and an ancient city in a combined symposium and exhibition.



24th November, 2018
Palazzo Contarini Polignac

Beauty and the Beast: Venice and the Rhino

Interrogates questions of luxury, conservation, and sustainable consumption, through art and discourse.


24th November - 21 December, 2018
Magazzino Gallery, Palazzo Contarini Polignac

Rhinoceros: Luxury’s fragile frontier

A weighty beast, which has roamed the earth for 50 million years, now faces the true cost of unregulated desire.


Visitor information

Location details and map here

About the event

Learn more about the story behind the event here

Reviews and reflections

Reviewed in Venezia News

Reviewed in Ticino Live

Reviewed in ABC Veneto

Reviewed by Cat Bauer, the Venetian Cat

Reviewed by YourArt Asia

Reviewed by Ok Arte

Reviewed by blogger Giuseppe Borsoi

Reflections by exhibitor Ronna Bloom
and also here

Reflections by exhibitor Lynn Johnson


Grimshaw Architects > website


School of Historical and Philosophical Studies > website
at the University of Melbourne


the many individuals who made donations so this event could happen

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