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Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn (Lorenzo Quinn) built a "bridge" of six pairs of hands meeting over the Venetian canal, writes TJournal. His sculpture "Building Bridges", open to the 58th Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art, symbolizes the need to overcome differences.
Humanity is not growing through the creation of barriers. It has always grown, opening its borders and welcoming new cultures. Venice is evidence of this. Venice opened routes to Asia, the Far East thanks to Marco Polo and merchants. She has always been the driving force behind European growth.
The sculptor was recognized worldwide for his work, entitled Support. It consisted of two hands emerging from the water of the canal and, as it were, holding the building. According to the artist, the sculpture was to draw attention to climate change, which threatens, among other things, to flood Venice.
Quinn introduced it to the 2017 Biennale, and although it was not part of the official program of the event, it turned out to be so popular that it was not dismantled for another six months after its completion. "Support" will be installed on the island of San Servolo for an indefinite period.