A new art at the Home in Venice

“The Hungriest Eye. The blossoming of Potential” will open on April 14 at the Art Studio inside the interactive exhibition at the Home

"The Hungriest Eye. The Blossoming of Potential" is the exhibition that from 14 April next will welcome visitors to "A World of Potential" in the Art Studio, the space that is an integral part of the interactive itinerary and that each year proposes works created specifically for the Home of Venice, in close dialogue with the contents and experience of "A World of Potential".

Conceived by Arthur Duff, an artist known internationally for his works related to new technologies and public involvement, "The Hungriest Eye. The Blossoming of Potential" draws inspiration from the extraordinary 19th century Japanese woodcuts depicting fireworks, which fascinated the entire world from that era onwards. Through one of his distinctive languages, the creation of a laser system, the artist will create new personalised and transient forms and compositions that will engage the visitor's thought, potential and eye. 

As well as dialoguing with the space for which they are designed, the works will also be an expression of individual potential: visitors will be able to discover their own strengths through A World of Potential, the uniqueness of which Duff will then restore through this kaleidoscope of light.

A dialogue with and between people that is enriched with a new perspective through the lens of art, to replicate the message that everyone has potential. 

Arthur Duff explains: “The Hungriest Eye. The Blossoming of Potential” is an artwork that began as a collaboration with The Human Safety Net. As an artist, it was a unique opportunity to investigate the invisible aspects of art objects as interconnected physical and non-physical systems.
I want to create collaborative spaces where the public can actively participate in creating the artwork through their personal experience of the museum in its entirety. The viewer's involvement is integrated into the artwork's structure and incorporated within the Home of The Human Safety Net.
"The Hungriest Eye – Blossom your potential'is a project that examines the relationship between an artwork's potential and that of each person who visits the Procuratie Vecchie, as an exploration that questions the impact of art on humanity and focuses on objects beyond their simple relationship to human beings.' 

The exhibition also marks the beginning of the collaboration between The Home of The Human Safety Net and art historian and critic Luca Massimo Barbero, who will be the curator of the Art Studio for two years.  

He commented: “Arthur Duff has created an intimate and visually intense experience that starts conceptually from the history of the visual, the ephemeral and the marvellous, such as the great Oriental firework tradition. He returns it to the modern world in the centre of Piazza San Marco. In this way, he involves the eye of the visitor in what we need to do daily in this extraordinary city and in life.  The hungry eye is an incisive, albeit ephemeral, metaphor for the interaction between the eye, we human beings and our potentials, and not only perceptive, an echo of the work that The Human Safety Net carries out in its daily work in 24 countries'.