Nina Canell - Days of Intertia, 2017

Days of Inertia by Nina Canell is composed of numerous pieces of ceramic covered with pools of water that look mysteriously motionless, as if in suspension. A hydrophobic coating applied to the edge of each fragment creates an invisible boundary that prevents the water, gently poured each day, from flowing away. The installation of this liquid, delicate and ephemeral “archipelago” in a room strongly characterized by the presence of water establishes a subtle poetic relationship with the architectural, natural, and atmospheric setting of the Punta della Dogana as well as the memory of the place, as a first version of the work, consisting of just three fragments, was shown there in 2016 in the Accrochage exhibition.