Logo Love is Blind - Blind for love
Logo Love is Blind - Blind for love

THANKS AND CREDITS

Commissaire d'honneur

JACQUES CHAMAY

Conservateur honoraire MAHG,
archéologue et historien d'art



Commissario

GIANDOMENICO ROMANELLI

Storico dell'arte, direttore emerito
dei Musei della Città di Venezia



Under the patronage

- FONDAZIONE LUCIANO PAVAROTTI
- UNIONE ITALIANA DEI CIECHI E DEGLI IPOVEDENTI
- MUSEO TATTILE STATALE OMERO



On the occasion of

BIENNALE DI VENEZIA
58. ESPOSIZIONE INTERNAZIONALE D'ARTE
PALAZZO TIEPOLO PASSI
Calle Centani, San Polo 2774, Venezia



Guest artists

FRED BERTHOLD

Sculptor, master in metal construction and mechanics


PHILIPPE NICOLAS

Knight of Arts and Letters, master engraver on hard stone and gemstones (Cartier)



THE SPIRIT OF THE PATRONAGE

The Luciano Pavarotti Foundation supports Caroline Lépinay's exhibition in its efforts to promote inclusive art that is aimed at all, and for its accent on music. Since hands and voice are the heart to this show conceived like an opera, the Foundation is glad to extend the path embarked upon by Luciano Pavarotti. Singer, painter, organiser of charity events, Luciano Pavarotti always put his voice at the service of love and sharing.


The Italian Union of the Blind and Partially Sighted supports this exhibition for its inclusive approach that enables blind people to access art. The Union has provided direct involvement by offering blind guides and by organising activities to stimulate the senses.


The state-run Homer Tactile Museum gives its patronage to the artist due to the tactile dimension of her works and their creative richness, especially in terms of materials. Its President, Aldo Grassini, considers the exhibition Love is Blind / Blind for Love as embodying the meaning of the Italian proverb 'Si ama con gli occhi e con le mani' (you love with your eyes and hands), because the works presented are discovered and appreciated in both these ways.



SPONSORS

ARCTICA SA, Genève.

ARCTICA SA est une société réputée pour son expertise dans le domaine de la climatisation, de la ventilation et de la réalisation d'installations frigorifiques. Elle a pour client les grandes infrastructures de la région de Genève (hôpitaux, aéroport, hôtels, boutiques de luxe etc.) Email: christian.borcard@arctica.ch


ARKETYPEONE SA, Genève.

ARKETYPEONE SA est une société spécialisée dans le domaine de la construction, de la promotion immobilière et de l'assistance à la maîtrise d'ouvrages. Ses dirigeants ont une expérience de plus de trente ans dans ces domaines d'activité.
www.arketypeone.ch


FGP Capital SA, Geneva.

Founded in 2008 in Geneva, Switzerland, FGP CAPITAL is dedicated to traditional asset management with discretionary and active advisory mandates for private and institutional clients, as well as Venture Capital & Private Equity financing in high profile universities spin-offs (notably Harvard, Oxford, EPFL, ETHZ, University of Geneva, Cornell, Pasteur Institute…). Private investments are sourced from our global network of industry experts and scientists, and focus to a large extent on healthcare and next generation proprietary technology.
www.fgpcapital.com


Me FRANÇOIS ROULLET (Etude ROULLET & ASSOCIES), Genève.

Avocat Senior de l'Etude, Me François ROULLET puise sa force dans son indépendance et son intégrité. Fort d'une tradition familiale, il incarne la troisième génération d'avocats à Genève.
ROULLET & ASSOCIES est une Etude d'Avocats établie à Genève ayant des ramifications dans le monde entier. Elle déploie son activité principalement dans les domaines du droit commercial, du droit des contrats, du droit des affaires, du droit bancaire, du droit financier et de tout ce qui touche au droit des successions et au transfert de patrimoine.
Email:fr@roulletassocies.ch


PHOENIX ANCIENT ART, Geneva and New York.

Phoenix Ancient Art is the world's leading dealer in exquisite Antiquities. The works exhibited represent cultures that contributed significicantly to the foundation of western art, works that represent over 7'000 years of Human history.
www.phoenixancientart.com


SWICOMMODITY S.A., Geneva

Swicommodity is a commodity trading based in Geneva/Switzerland since 2002. We are specialized in physical trading and consultancy of mainly Sugar, Rice and certain other commodities for niches market in West Africa (Mainly Nigeria) and Mauritius.
Email: Swicom@bluewin.ch


LEO PIZZO, Valenza e Venezia

Made in Italy si traduce in eccellenza manifatturiera: la qualità delle materie prime, il design ricercato e l'artigianalità sono apprezzati e riconosciuti a livello internazionale, così come una precisa ricerca nella combinazione tra volume e proporzione. Ogni singolo gioiello viene seguito passo a passo da un maestro artigiano, colui che crea con le mani e pensa con il cuore: ciò rende ogni esemplare unico e 'fatto in casa'.



THANKS

Firstly, I wish to thank all my sponsors who have supported me in my project. A special thought goes to Fernando Torrente for the trust he has shown me, his support and his friendship.

I would also like to thank all the sponsor friends who helped me create this exhibition, as well as my husband, François Roullet, for his support and unconditional love;
my son for his unfailing encouragement and creativity; 
my parents for their kindness, my big brother for taking me to Figueres to see the Dalí Museum and pushing me beyond, my sister Isabelle for her artistic complicity, my brother Charly for sharing knowledge and thoughts;
Jacques Chamay for having inspired me with this project, reminding me that “love is much more than a simple Cupid drawing his arrow, but the primordial power of creation”;
Giandomenico Romanelli for this ‘journey’ that we are sharing;
the two guest artists, Philippe Nicolas and Fred Berthold, for their faith in my project;
the communication team of Francesca Di Palma, Alessandro Lolli and Federica Marcheselli for their dedication and the work accomplished, and my press-relations assistant Giusi Raimo for all her good ideas and work;
Stéphane Klepper, who did an incredible job of making the voices of Agape and Psyche live;
the Passi family for its warm welcome and help, especially Lelia Passi for her understanding, joie de vivre and generosity;
Eugenio Pettirossi and his team for helping me set up the World of Agape;
and, lastly, Dario Sgobaro for the lighting atmosphere.

Thanks once again to all.