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Robert Indiana: The Sweet Mystery, a collateral event of the 60th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia presented by YSP, supported by The Robert Indiana Legacy Initiative and curated by Matthew Lyons, marks one of the most significant presentations in Italy to date of the work of celebrated artist Robert Indiana (1928-2018).

Embedded with personal memories and biographical detail, his works in assemblage and hard-edge Pop Art point to universal questions about the human condition and faith in turbulent times while also processing issues of queer identity and the self.

Through a focused selection spanning more than fifty years of artistic output, this exhibition, curated by Matthew Lyons, frames Indiana for new audiences to contemplate the metaphysical in the face of pressing concerns about life in the 21st century.

The exhibition is on the second floor of the Procuratie Vecchie, Venice, while the third floor has been dedicated by Generali to the Home of The Human Safety Net, and its interactive exhibition A World of Potential, a hub open to the international community on the themes of social inclusion, innovation and sustainability.

A fully illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition with new scholarship on the artist’s work with texts by Clare Lilley, Allan Schwartzman and Matthew Lyons.