The Majestic JW Marriott Venice Resort and Spa


The Majestic JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa

Discover the magical JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa and the outstanding exhibition by Hannah Stippl that takes place now inside the hotel.

 

The JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa on Isola Delle Rose
View of the Isola delle Rose and the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa | Picture courtesy and property of JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa. Non authorised reproduction and redistribution are not allowed.

 

In one of Venice’s most exclusive locations, the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa, Austrian artist Hanna Stippl showed her works in an exhibition whose title is “There is no cure for the condition of belonging to the world“.

Use our table of content to discover more about the hotel, the exhibition, and the artist, or just scroll to read this article.

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The magical Venetian islands and their treasures: Isola Delle Rose

 

JW Marriott Venice Resort and Spa: facade seen from drone
 JW Marriott Venice Resort and Spa,  facade | Picture courtesy and property of JW Marriott Venice Resort and Spa. Non authorized reproduction and redistribution are not allowed.

 

On an enchanted island, Isola Delle Rose (Roses’ Island), reachable only by boat, [better said only booking the hotel shuttle boat from St. Mark’s square – ed] surrounded by water, tranquillity, and peace, there is an enchanted luxury destination in Venice: the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa.

 

JW Marriott Venice Resort and Spa.: arrival - main
JW Marriott Venice Resort and Spa – arrival | Picture courtesy and property of JW Marriott Venice Resort and Spa. Non authorized reproduction and redistribution are not allowed.

 

A natural retreat with its distinctive microclimate, with palm trees, willows, pines, Atlas cedars, and magnolias, and a rich soil where orchards thrive, Isola Delle Rose is fairy tales material indeed. 

 

Isola delle Rose and JW Marriott Venice Resort and Spa
Isola delle Rose and JW Marriott Venice Resort and Spa, detail | Picture courtesy and property of JW Marriott Venice Resort and Spa. Non authorized reproduction and redistribution are not allowed.

 

In this blessed location, JW Marriott envisioned a luxury resort, and in 2010, Italian Designer Matteo Thun was commissioned for the interior design, and in 2015 the hotel and resort opened, acclaimed and hugely awarded.

Matteo Thun’s interior design

Matteo Thun is widely known for his sustainable and holistic approach. In the existing 19 buildings of the hotel he kept the 1920’s allure and introduced his “box in a box concept”. Buildings are also integrated with the landscape, with paths, canals, and dense foliage.

His signature tables are made of wood from the lagoon and he also referenced the glass-blowing traditions of nearby Murano Island with:

  • customized light installations designed in collaboration with Barovier and Toso Venice;
  • spherical Laguna Lamps, designed exclusively for the hotel with Antonio Rodriguez, made from hand-blown glass by Italian firm Artemide;

In this beautiful location, surrounded by natural beauty, Venice as panorama, curated with outstanding design, and with the opportunity to dive into this unique scenario, it is possible to visit right now an outstanding exhibition by Austrian artist Hannah Stippl.

Co-organized by Michela Codutti, founder of Euroinnovators, and part of Venice Design Week 2021, Hannah presents her works in the exhibition “There is no cure for the condition of belonging to the world”.

 

“There is no cure for the condition of belonging to the world”

 

Work by Hannah Stippl at JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa
Artwork by Hannah Stippl at JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa | Picture courtesy of Venice Design Week and Euroinnovators

 

There is no cure for the condition of belonging to the world” is the title of the interactive exhibition taking place at the JW Marriott Resort & spa up to the 20th October 2021.

Hannah Stippl’s interactive exhibition takes inspiration from the statement of the French philosopher and sociologist Bruno Latour:

 

“There is no cure for the condition of belonging to the world. But, by taking care, we can cure ourselves of believing that we do not belong to it, that the essential question lies elsewhere, that what happens to the world does not concern us.” 

 

The exhibition, specifically, shows works from the series “How to Speak about the Earth”, that the artist started in spring 2020, shortly before the first Covid-19 Lockdown. 

 

Work of Hannah Stippl at the Marriott
Art by Hannah Stippl, detail | Picture courtesy of Venice Design Week and Euroinnovators
Art by Hannah Stippl | Picture courtesy of Venice Design Week and Eurinnovators
Art by Hannah Stippl, detail | Picture courtesy of Venice Design Week and Euroinnovators

 

Hannah focuses on the discussion of the climate crisis in connection to Bruno Latour’s book “Facing Gaia”, which is analysis of the current climate situation.

 

Art by Hannah Stippl | Picture courtesy of Venice Design Week and Eurinnovators
Art by Hannah Stippl | Picture courtesy of Venice Design Week and Eurinnovators

 

During the exhibiting period viewers can fix online meetings with the artist, in which Hannah Stippl presents her works and responds to questions about her works. For more information please visit:  Meet the artist.

This exhibition has been selected by Venice Design Week to become part of their calendar.

Venice Design Week, the 12th edition, will take place in October between the 9th and the 17th. The reason why the exhibition was chosen to be part of the festival, is

for the attention given to the environment, whose perception suits the 2021’s theme ‘Design For Everyone’”.

Working Technique

In her recent large canvases, Hannah Stippl works not only with rolls, but also with stencils. She constructs scenarios and atmospheres that are both familiar and alien, which she overwrites with meaningful messages that drive the viewer to reflect on the current socio-environmental situation.

 

Mounting the canvases | Art by Hannah Stippl | Picture courtesy of Venice Design Week and Eurinnovators
Mounting the canvases | Art by Hannah Stippl | Picture courtesy of Venice Design Week and Euroinnovators

More about the artist: who is Hannah Stippl?

 

Portrait of Hannah Stippl
Hanna Stippl, portrait | Picture courtesy of Venice Design Week and Euroinnovators

 

Hannah Stippl is a contemporary Austrian artist, curator and landscape theorist. She is best known for her impressive landscape paintings.

Born in Vienna, Hannah Stippl studied philosophy, art history and painting at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, where she earned her doctorate in the field of landscape theory in 2011. Her dissertation offers the first comprehensive review of the landscape-theoretical watercolors by Lucius Burckhardt. 

From 2005 to 2017, in addition to being an artist, Hannah taught at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in the Department of Landscapedesign/art. Her theoretical preoccupation with cultural-historical and ecological aspects of plants, gardens and landscapes fundamentally influences her artistic work.

Throughout her career, Hannah has fused a love for art with a deep interest in landscape, and in recent years she has devoted herself to large-scale mural paintings, inspired by natural subjects, such as groves or slopes covered with vegetation, mixed with floral motifs.

Hannah Stippl also curated numerous exhibitions and runs the exhibition Space Puuul in Vienna. 

She splits her time between Vienna, her studio in Elsbach, Lower Austria, and Aguilas, Spain.

 

Other exhibitions at the JW Marriot Resort & Spa

Hannah Stippl’s exhibition is following another event that brightened the JW Marriott in summer. 

From the 10th of June to the 31st of July, Frank&Frank presented their new maps collection.

 

Frank & Frank exhibition at Marriott Venice Resort & Spa | Picture courtesy of Frank & Frank
Frank & Frank exhibition at Marriott Venice Resort & Spa | Picture courtesy of Frank & Frank and Venice Design Week

 

This art and design project fitted perfectly into the international exhibition of the Biennale Architettura 2021 and was focused on “how will we live together” in the cities we actually live in.

Frank & Frank proposed a powerful reflection on the beauty of cartography with their leather maps: it started from our footprint on Earth and exposed the cities with the power of neutrality typical of maps, witnessing who we have been, who we are, and who we will be.

This is created thanks to a process of reduction from the real satellite images to a geometric structure made of lines and spaces, where the cities emerge in their purest form. Quoting the famous Italian writer Italo Calvino:

“Cities like dreams are built of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules absurd, their perspectives misleading, and everything hides another”.

 

Useful links

If you want more information about the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa check these links:

If you want to know more about Matteo Thun:

If you want to know more about Hannah Stippl:

If you want to know more about Euroinnovators:

If you want to know more about Venice Design Week:

 

New York Style Guide wishes to gracefully thank JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa, Euroinnovators, and Venice Design Week for the precious support, courtesy, and friendliness.

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