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Support: Monumental Hands Rise from the Water in Venice to Highlight Climate Change

May 12, 2017

Christopher Jobson

Artist Lorenzo Quinn (previously) just finished the installation of a monumental sculpture for the 2017 Venice Biennale. Titled Support, the piece depicts a pair of gigantic hands rising from the water to support the sides of the Ca’ Sagredo Hotel, a visual statement of the impact of climate change and rising sea levels on the historic city. Quinn is known for his work with the human body—specifically hands—that he incorporates into everything from large-scale sculptures down to jewelry designs. Quinn is represented by Halcyon Gallery, and you can see more installation photos and videos of Support on Instagram. (via This Isn’t Happiness)

‘SUPPORT’ Powerful installation in Venice by Lorenzo Quinn highlighting the very real threat to the city caused by climate change . . Tag a friend and help spread this very important message 🙏 Full project credits on @lorenzoquinnartist #visualfodder 💙

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