The legendary Pink Floyd concert in Venice comes alive in an exhibition

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The Night Of Wonders celebrates the 25th anniversary of the concert with photos and documents

(Interview with Alberto Durgante, president of the Cultural Association, at Radio One Veneto)

Relive the famous Pink Floyd concert in Venice in 1989 in an exhibition. We talked to Hello Veneto One with the president of Floydseum, Alberto Durgante, who has designed and built an exhibition in Venice in the former Church of Santa Marta and now we're going to present.

A beautiful sunny day greeted this past Saturday, July 12, the opening of the exhibition "The Night Of Wonders", a new ambitious project of the Cultural Floydseum that intends to repeat the success of "Outside The Wall", a series of shows and events held last July in Padua in conjunction with the Roger Waters concert at the stadium Euganeo.

This time the main theme is the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the famous Pink Floyd concert held on a floating stage placed in front of Piazza san Marco, on July 15, 1989. Luxurious After the prologue of Wednesday, July 9 at the Hall Apollinea great the Teatro La Fenice, where it was presented the "the making of Ca ira", by Roger Waters, the presence of director Adrian Maben, from 12 July to 26 October is an open exhibition "The Night of Wonders," at the Port Space, the former church of Santa Marta, shed 34. The area outside the usual tourist flows, is in fact beyond the call of the big cruise ships, which can be seen to arrive and depart from the quay opposite the entrance of the exhibition.

And interesting to remember (when you say coincidences) as, meter meter more or less, it was here that was built floating stage used in concert in 1989, before being transported to Piazza San Marco. The area of the Port of Venice is very charming, rich in industrial archeology that reminds many of the typical themes and environments floydiani, "Wish You Were Here" at all, and can be reached by vaporetto stops in Santa Marta (landed turn to the right and go straight), and San Basilio (landed, turn left and go straight), from walking from Piazzale Roma or rafts along the road that runs along the building of arrival of the people mover.

The exhibition is located in the former Gothic-Romanesque church of Santa Marta, a classic example of how once you knew how to use with wisdom the stone to create a simple yet cozy environments; the churchyard, to welcome the many visitors on Saturday, there was a inflatable pig (guess what color?) 3 meters high and 6 long, to which no one has been able to resist approaching to take a souvenir photo pending the opening the exhibition scheduled for 12 noon.

With slight delay waiting for the guest of honor, the members of Floydseum (Alberto Durgante the president, the vice-president Gianluigi Money, Marco Bonecher, Cal Nicola De Luca Berta, Mattia Crespi, Stefano Torriani, Mauro Fagnani, eminent members from around the world, Massimiliano Viezzi head stand), explained the objectives of the association are those who "not only to celebrate 25 years since Pink Floyd concert but also to continue to spread the culture and art Pink Floyd, an art that is not only musical for which are universally known, but also that of the image (think of the beautiful graphics of Storm Thorgerson), poetry (the marvelous texts, mostly by Roger Waters) and the show (the group has always been a pioneer since the '70s in wanting to combine music on stage and stage effects increasingly complex and innovative)."

For the ribbon-cutting ceremony was called "the man without whom there would have been nothing to celebrate" or Fran Tomasi, promoter and organizer, among other things, the Pink Floyd concert in Venice, 1989; visibly moved by this unexpected tribute to his great masterpiece 25 years ago, Tomasi thanked Floydseum and made ​​an appointment at all for his show "Pink Floyd exhibition, Their mortal remains" to be held from 19 September to the Factory steam Milan.

After the ribbon-cutting ceremony and a toast of good wishes, the entire audience defendant could get to see the show; between the various people agreed were noted Adrian Maben, director of the movie "Pink Floyd at Pompeii" with his wife, Chantal, Stefano Bressani, author of the very special "sculptures dressed", Luigi Pedrazzi of Arteutopia famous gallerist from Milan and friend of Storm Thorgerson, Stefano Tarquini, aka Mr. Pinky, one of the largest collectors in the world of floydian vinyl, authorities and personalities of the Venetian world and many longtime fans, friends and acquaintances.

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