Archive for March, 2016

VIU Movie Series -Proposal by Japanese Students

Posted on: March 17th, 2016 by intern No Comments

Ju-on: The Grudge


Wednesday, March 23rd at 5pm, Room 9C

by Takashi Shimizu, 2002

Starring: Megumi Okina, Kayoko Shibata
92 mins, color
Japanese with English subs 


“It never forgives. It never forgets.”

It all started in a house near Nerima (Tokyo) when a man, Takeo Saeki, certain that his wife Kayako is having an affair with another man, murders her, their son Toshio and his kitten in a jealous fit.


Saint Mark by night

Posted on: March 16th, 2016 by intern No Comments

Night visit to Saint Mark’s Basilica

Monday 21, 7.15 p.m.
Meeting point: Piazzetta dei Leoncini (next to the Basilica)

Don’t miss the opportunity to see one of the most amazing masterpieces of Venice in a beautiful night’s atmosphere!


St. Mark Basilica is the most important church in Venice, becoming cathedral il 1807. The first building dedicated to St. Mark, commissioned by Giustiniano Partecipazio, was built in 820 A.D. close to Palazzo Ducale in order to host the Saint’s relic which have been stolen, according to the legend, by Alessandria d’Egitto.

The ancient church burned during a fire in 976 A.D. The current basilica is the result of another project of 1063 sponsored by doge Domenico Contarini. The amazing mosaic decoration was almost completed by the end of 12th Century, however  the opulent decoration increased during the following years with columns, policrome marbles, friezes, sculpture and golds brought to Venice from the East. The ancient private chapel of the doge, now known throughout the world, became the symbol of Venetian wealth and power.



Friday Trip: Visit to Padua

Posted on: March 11th, 2016 by intern No Comments

Friday Trip: Scrovegni Chapel, Eremitani Church and Palazzo Bo

Friday, March 18, 11am

Cappella_Scrovegni_enrico  Come to see Giotto’s masterpiece…

Meeting point:  Venice Train Station on the entrance strais at 11 am  

We will tour the Scrovegni Chapel with the famous cycle of frescoes created by the mastery of Giotto and commissioned by the rich banker Enrico Scrovegni, the Eremitani Church beautiful structure build in the 13th century which hosts the Ovetari Chapel frescoed by Andrea Mantegna  and Palazzo Bo Padova University headquarters from 1539 where degree ceremonies take place.
This visit is compulsory for students attending the course S1602 Art and Architecture in Renaissance Venice. 

The trip is sponsored for students enrolled in the above mentioned course.

The cost for other students and faculty is 15,70 €. To participate sign the roster on the door of the classroom corridor and bring the due amount to the front office by Wednesday at 4pm.




VIU Movie Series

Posted on: March 11th, 2016 by intern No Comments


Monday, March 14, Room 9A at 5 p.m.


By Federico Fellini, 1973
Starring: Magail Noel, Bruno Zanin, Pupella Maggio
127 mins, colour, Italian with English subtitles

Tell me, who’s the father of this piece of shit?”

Set in Rimini in 1930s, the movie depicts an antique borough of Emilia Romagna and its peculiar inhabitants.
The most autobiographical of Fellini’s productions, it collected countless international prizes, including an Oscar and a David di Donatello.


Guided visit to Palazzo Ducale Friday, March 11, 2016 at 10,30 am

Posted on: March 4th, 2016 by intern No Comments

Guided visit to Palazzo Ducale 

Friday, March 11, 2016 at 10.30 am

Come to discover a masterpiece of Venetian’s architecture within its secrets and history


A masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the Doge’s Palace is an impressive structure composed of layers of building elements and ornamentation: from its 14th and 15th century original foundations to the significant Renaissance and opulent Mannerist adjunctions. The structure is made up of three large blocks, incorporating previous constructions. The wing towards the St. Mark’s Basilica is the oldest, rebuilt from 1340 onwards. The wing towards St. Mark’s Square was built in its present form from 1424 onwards while the canal-side wing, housing the Doge’s apartments and many government offices, dates from the Renaissance and was built between 1483 and 1565.
Its sumptuous rooms host a large art gallery in which are arranged masterpieces of the most famous Venetian painting like Jacopo and Domenico Tintoretto, Tiziano Vecellio, Paolo Veronese and Jacopo Palma the younger.

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Meeting point: San Zaccaria (boat line 20) at 10.30 

The visit is open to all VIU students and faculty. The visit is compulsory for students enrolled in the courses: Art and Architecture in Renaissance Venice and History of Venice 

Tickets: Sponsored by VIU for students enrolled in the above mentioned courses. 6,50 euro for other students (under 26),  13.00 euro for students over 26 and faculty.

To participate please sign the list on the door of the classroom corridor and if required bring the ticket amount to the front office by Wednesday, March 9 at 5pm.


VIU Movie Series -Proposal by German students

Posted on: March 4th, 2016 by intern No Comments

The Edukators

Monday, March 7, Room 9A at 5 pm

The Edukators Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei

By Hans Weingartner, 2004
Starring: Daniel Brühl, Julia Jentsch, Stripe Erceg
127 mins, colour, German with English subtitles.

the edukators locandina

“Your days of plenty are numbered…”

Set in Berlin, the movie tells the story of three young anti-capitalist activists, Jule, her boyfriend Peter and his best friend Jan.
The three friends, involved in a love triangle, call themselves “the Edukators” and together raid upper-class houses rearranging the furniture and leaving notes saying “die fetten Jahre sind vorbei” or “Sie haben zu viel Geld” in order to “educate” upper classes.


Visit to Peggy Guggenheim Museum

Posted on: March 3rd, 2016 by intern No Comments


Friday, March 4, 2016

Meeting Point: San Zaccaria (boat line 20) at 12.15am or in front of the Museum at 12.45




The Peggy Guggenheim museum, with its eclectic and innovative collection, gives you not only the chance to discover masterpieces of Cubism, Futurism and Metaphysical painting but also the possibility to admire them inside an historical building. In fact, a peculiarity of the Foundation is the capability of merging the antiquity of the building with the modernity of the art displayed in a balanced continuum.

Palazzo Venier dei Leoni’s building project, designed by Lorenzo Boschetti, started in 1748 but was never fully completed. The Collection Founder, Peggy Guggenheim, bought the palace in 1949 and opened it to the public in 1951. The relevance of the collector stands in the absolute foresight she had in collecting contemporary pieces of art from all over the world for over seventy years.

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