In the Art Studio, spaces, images and voices that talk about us

The Home as an expression of our identity and a space where we can develop our potential. "About Us. Tracey Snelling for The Human Safety Net', now complements 'A World of Potential' at the House of The Human Safety Net:

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Venice - The spaces we live in tell about us, our stories, our experiences and our being part of a community. This is the thought behind 'About Us', Tracey Snelling 's art project for The Home of The Human Safety Net, curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, which until 28 April 2025 will integrate the interactive itinerary of 'A World of Potential' at the Procuratie Vecchie in Piazza San Marco.

About Us. Tracey Snelling for The Human Safety Net' was inaugurated today in the presence of the President of The Human Safety Net, Gabriele Galateri di Genola, the Vice President of The Human Safety Net and Generali's Director of Communication and Institutional Affairs, Simone Bemporad, together with artist Tracey Snelling and curator Luca Massimo Barbero.


About Us' takes the visitor through an amazing city teeming with life, a vibrant microcosm of people within their communities. Home is indeed an expression of our identity, but it also represents the freedom to express our potential because it is the safe place where our strengths can develop. Artworks by Tracey Snelling represent urban conglomerates, realised with craft materials and techniques and simple technological insertions, such as images, sounds and lights.

Through articulated, small-scale sculptures, the artist captures the essence of everyday life behind closed windows, recreating environments and buildings inspired by places she has actually known and investigated during her travels around the world. The visitor is thus stimulated to confront the challenges of society and the different cultures and experiences that unite us all even behind apparent disparities.

"The mission of The Human Safety Net to transform the lives of people living in vulnerable situations is fully in line with the ideals I have explored throughout my artistic career - explains artist Tracey Snelling - By tackling issues related to globalization and poverty, the 'About Us' project fully shares the values of the Foundation: it is a way to raise awareness on pressing issues, seeking solutions to improve the state of the most vulnerable people. My aspiration is to arouse a feeling of sharing among viewers, fostering empathy and solidarity".

"About Us" also represents the second artistic project curated by Luca Massimo Barbero for the Art Studio, the space where art dialogues with social issues.

"The presence of the sculptural works created by Tracey Snelling for the Art Studio is a unique and significant opportunity to present to the public her work of continuous research into places, the people who inhabit them, and their experiences - says Barbero - an ideal and conceptual connection with the mission of The Human Safety Net. Her works represent the idealisation of and relationship with architecture meant as dwelling, as sharing the city environment, as a place for the essential needs of the individual."