The Luxury Rendez-Vous with Art and History in Venice
San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice, a luxurious five-star hotel nestled on a private island in the heart of the lagoon 8 minutes to San Marco Square by hotels’ complimentary boats, is proud to host the highly anticipated „Organism“ exhibition by acclaimed Korean artist Seung-Hwan Kim. The exhibition will showcase a captivating collection of sculptures that push the boundaries of the medium and explore the interplay between nature, light, and colour. The exhibition will be accompanied by a cocktail event with the artist on June 8th, providing an exclusive opportunity to engage with the artist and experience his extraordinary work first-hand.
Seung-Hwan Kim, a graduate of the Seoul National University College of Fine Arts, has garnered international recognition with his innovative approach to sculpture. With 38 individual exhibitions and 410 group exhibitions to his name, Kim’s work has received numerous accolades, including the Seoul Contemporary Sculpture Contest, the Kim Jong-Young Statue, and the Milan Art Fair Critic Award. Having studied in Pietrasanta, Italy, he had the privilege of working alongside esteemed sculptors such as César and Avoscan.
Kim’s artistic journey can be traced through his various creative phases. From the early years of experimenting with materials and textures to the exploration of the human form and its spirituality, he has now ventured into a new realm inspired by the organic beauty of nature. In the „Organism“ series, Kim skillfully captures the intricate changes in natural forms, using rhythmically twisting surfaces to convey their superficial complexity. Through his sculptures, he seeks to represent the order and eternal nature found in the world around us.
The „Organism“ exhibition at San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice pays homage to the city’s rich artistic heritage, particularly its unique use of color and light. Seung-Hwan Kim’s works, with their soft and fluid proportions, reflect the influence of Venetian painting and art traditions, which have long celebrated the interplay of light and atmosphere. The exhibition invites viewers to contemplate the delicate balance between materiality and immateriality, exploring the realms of the void, lightness, and color.
Named as Europe’s Best Historic Hotel in 2022 by Historic World Awards, San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice is the perfect backdrop for this extraordinary exhibition. Situated on a secluded private island just minutes away from San Marco Square, the hotel combines modern luxury with 12th-century historic charm. Guests can immerse themselves in the hotel’s lush 7-acre park and gardens, enjoying activities such as leisurely strolls, tennis matches, and refreshing dips in the pool while taking in the breathtaking views of Venice’s skyline.
The accommodations at San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice are unparalleled in their elegance and comfort. The hotel offers a range of beautifully appointed rooms, suites, residences, and palazzos, all meticulously designed with a blend of classic Italian furnishings and modern amenities. Guests can indulge in the luxury of spacious havens overlooking the lagoon or the hotel’s enchanting gardens, experiencing the perfect balance of tranquility and sophistication.
The „Organism“ exhibition by Seung-Hwan Kim promises to be a highlight of the Venice art scene, showcasing the artist’s exceptional talent and his exploration of nature’s wonders. Art enthusiasts and visitors alike are invited to join the cocktail event on June 8th at San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice, where they can engage with the artist and witness the transformative power of his sculptures.
About San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice
The resort hotel has an impressive heritage and is uniquely situated on San Clemente Island in the Lagoon of Venice. Set among a centuries-old park, antique courtyards and monastery buildings, the hotel provides the perfect setting for total relaxation, just minutes from the bustle of Venice. All 196 rooms and suites provide a stunning view of Venice, the lagoon, the gardens or the inner courtyards. The hotel also offers six convention rooms for up to 450 people, and together with the whole complex and its surrounding grounds, it is the ideal place for weddings and other events, with the historic scenery providing an unforgettable setting.
About Kempinski: Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Today the Kempinski Group operates 80 hotels and residences in 34 countries and currently has more than 25 prestigious projects under development around the globe. Each five star hotel reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage; each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands. www.kempinski.com www.ghadiscovery.com