New video tour of The St. Regis Venice unveils hotel’s latest art projects

New video tour of The St. Regis Venice unveils hotel’s latest art projects

The St. Regis Venice, a beacon of art, heritage and culture, has released a short video that perfectly frames  the recent additions to the hotel’s ever-evolving collection of curated artwork and sculptures. In the video, General Manager of The St. Regis Venice, Patrizia Hofer, unveils new site-specific artwork by German artist, Gregor Hildebrand, stops by Ai Weiwei’s thought-provoking White Chandelier installation, and points out polished concrete ceilings and geometric paneling that draw inspiration from Venetian architect and revered midcentury Italian master Carlo Scarpa. Scarpa was influenced by the materials, landscape and the history of Venetian culture, and by Japan.

Throughout its history, the hotel has played host to a roster of illustrious guests, tastemakers and artists. Today, this history and the varied art influences play a major role in the design and aesthetic of the hotel, with many extraordinary art pieces located in the rooms and suites, giving guests a sense of total immersion in a creative environment populated with art.

With curation helmed by Dr. Gisela Winkelhofer of art consultancy firm Edition ArtCo, the hotel collaborates with leading local and international artists, such as trailblazing Murano glassmakers of Berengo Studio, hosts regular pop-up exhibitions, and displays work by resident artists.

Currently, The St. Regis Venice is showing Gregor Hildebrandt’s captivating “Series of Cinema Icons” pieces celebrating the interplay between music, cinema, and art. Made entirely of cassette tapes, each portrait features an iconic actress and represents one of the four seasons.  The timeless beauty of Magda Schneider, Zooey Deschanel, Nadia Sibirskaïa, and Mylène Demongeot grace the walls of the Gran Salone, inviting guests into a realm of cinematic nostalgia and artistic immersion.

As part of its ongoing partnership with famed Berengo Studios, the hotel’s Monet Suites now feature three distinctive chandeliers, with Italian artist Andrea Anastasio's "9-5" masterpiece taking center stage, complemented by two exceptional creations from Swedish artist Marie-Louise Ekman. The colorful designs were carefully chosen to match the contemporary residential style of the suites and the stunning views. The Monet Suites, named after French painter Claude Monet who stayed at the Grand Hotel Britannia in 1908 and painted from that very spot, are filled with soft, warm Venetian light that has attracted artists to Venice throughout history.