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The sculpture The American Dream, made of a beam with a haunched tenon, with the words Hug, Err, Eat, and Die painted in white, and a white star painted on top. Eight wheels have been attached to the sculpture, four on the right and four on the left.
The Sweet Mystery, la mostra dell’artista pop Robert Indiana a Venezia
Liberiamo June 16, 2024

By Maria Laura Chiaretti

Scopri la mostra dedicata all'artista statunitense Robert Indiana in programma a Venezia dal titolo "The Sweet Mystery"

A black column sculpture with five long ropes attached from the sides. The top of the column is painted white, with the work's title Flagellant in black letters, a red band underneath.
Indiana e Stevenson a Venezia: eros e il suo potere
Quotidiano Nazionale Magazine June 16, 2024

By Luca Scarlini

A Venezia, durante la Biennale, esposizioni statunitensi celebrano eros e desiderio: Robert Indiana con "The Sweet Mystery" alle Procuratie Vecchie e Harold Stevenson a Palazzo Donà Brusa. Opere che esplorano il potere dell'amore e della sensualità attraverso colori accesi e forme suggestive.

Indiana's sculpture soul, consisting of a salvaged wooden beam atop a wood base with the title Soul painted in white stenciled letters. Red flames are painted at the bottom of the beam and a metal wheel is attached to each side. At the top of the work is a circular metal fixture, and the haunched tenon is painted white.
Robert Indiana, un perdurante messagio esistenziali
Espoarte Contemporary Art Magazine June 5, 2024

By Matteo Galbiati

Love Cross, a cruciform painting with a lilac ground made up of five panels, each containing a circle with a blue number nine inside, and text wrapping around the edges of the circle.
L'Arte Pop di Robert Indiana in mostra alle Procuratie Vecchie di Venezia
Sky TG24 May 19, 2024

By Sabrina Rappoli

Si intitola Robert Indiana: The Sweet Mystery, è dedicata al celebre artista statunitense ed è evento collaterale ufficiale della 60^ Esposizione internazionale d'Arte della Biennale; aperta al pubblico fino al 24 novembre. L'abbiamo visitata per la rubrica Flash

Installation view of six of Indiana's columns, all have two wheels attached to the bottoms sides, text, and gold tops
Four American Artists Honored at Venice Biennale
Le Monde May 12, 2024

By Philippe Dagen

Alex Katz, Willem De Kooning, Robert Indiana and Jim Dine have exhibitions in conjunction with the contemporary art Biennale.

Installation view of Indiana's Electric American Dream - four circles each with a word in flashing lights: eat, die, hug, and err
At the 2024 Venice Biennale, ‘Foreigners Everywhere’ Is an Understatement
Observer May 1, 2024

By Sarah Moroz

The collateral events provide less heavy material to ponder relative to the Biennale’s focus on migration, inequality and societal deterioration.

Installation view with the grey and white LOVE painting, and the sculptures AHAVA and AMOR
Robert Indiana a Venezia: Il Dolce Mistero dell’arte e dell’identità americana
exibart April 29, 2024

By Jasmine Miraval

Fino al 24 novembre le Procuratie Vecchie di Piazza San Marco accolgono la più importante esposizione di Robert Indiana ospitata in Italia, ripercorrendo l’estesa evoluzione creativa dell’artista americano

Installation view with Indiana's bronze AMOR sculpture and his painting Leaves
La mostra a Venezia. Amore ed eterno: la pop art cristiana di Robert Indiana
Avvenire April 26, 2024

By Maurizio Cecchetti

Alle Procuratie Vecchie una mostra dedicata all’artista celebre per le sculture con la parola “LOVE”. Alla radice del suo lavoro la vicinanza al movimento della Christian Science

Installation view, left to right, featuring the painting Ginkgo, the sculptures Soul and Zenith, and the painting Sliver Bridge
10 Must-See Exhibitions at the Venice Biennale
W Magazine April 24, 2024

By Kat Herriman

The 60th edition of the Venice Art Biennale has just opened to the public, and along with it, a swath of collateral exhibitions have enlivened seemingly every inch of every palazzo in the city. Here are the top ten things you should see if you’re visiting the historic Italian destination this season. 

Black portoro marble Love sculpture with the letter l and a tilted letter o atop the letters v and e
The Ultimate Venice Biennale Collateral Events 2024
Artlyst April 24, 2024

By Lee Sharrock

Installation view of Robert Indiana: The Sweet Mystery with the painting The Sweet Mystery and the sculpture Flagellant
‘The Sweet Mystery’ Demystified; Robert Indiana in Venice Biennale
Forbes April 19, 2024

By Chad Scott

Bronze AMOR sculpture, with the letters A and M on top of a tilted letter O and the letter R
Robert Indiana: The Sweet Mystery alle Procuratie Vecchie a Venezia
Hestetika April 19, 2024

“Robert Indiana: The Sweet Mystery” è l’evento collaterale ufficiale della 60. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte – La Biennale di Venezia, allestito presso lo storico complesso delle Procuratie Vecchie, recentemente restaurato dall’architetto David Chipperfield, vincitore del premio Pritzker.

Installation view with the sculpture The American Dream visible in the far left back, the sculpture Ash in the front left, and The Electric American Dream against the right wall
Robert Indiana Gets a Revealing Survey in Venice, Where ‘Love’ Is Just One of Many Emotions Explored
ARTnews April 18, 2024

By Andy Battaglia

The simultaneously eccentric and emblematic Americanness of Robert Indiana is on prismatic display in Venice, where a career-spanning survey titled “The Sweet Mystery” opened at the historic Procuratie Vecchie in Piazza San Marco as one of the collateral events around the Venice Biennale.

Installation view of six columns, each with red or black writing, gold tops, and wheels.
Indiana, l’artista più riprodotto di tutti i tempi
Il Giornale dell'Arte April 17, 2024

By Jenny Dogliani

Alle Procuratie Vecchie i lavori dell’artista americano ripercorrono le tappe della sua carriera

Installation view featuring, left to right, the painting Hardrock, the assemblage Wall of China, and the painting Joy
Your Guide to the 2024 Venice Biennale
Hemispheres April 17, 2024

By Sallie Lewis

What to look for at the world-famous art fair

Installation view with the sculptures Zenith and Soul, and the small panel Ginkgo
Preview the Top Exhibitions at the Venice Biennale: Trevor Yeung, Robert Indiana, Rick Lowe, and More
Whitewall April 17, 2024

By Caitlin Finley

The 60th edition of the Venice Biennale opens to the public on April 20. This year’s artists offer a rich tapestry of perspectives and identities, breathing new life into the iconic festival. Before the galleries premiere their works, read on for a first look at seven stunning collections we can’t wait to see.

Installation view featuring, left to right, the painting KvF XI (Hartley Elegy), a gray LOVE painting, The Ninth LOVE Cross, and a black marble LOVE sculpture
Which Exhibitions to See During the Venice Biennale: The 15 Most Interesting Ones
Finestre sull'Arte April 16, 2004

What exhibitions to see during the months of the Venice Biennale? We have selected for you the 15 most anticipated and interesting exhibitions to visit in the city, here they are.

Must-See Exhibitions During the 2024 Venice Biennale
Must-See Exhibitions During the 2024 Venice Biennale
Hypebeast April 2024

From spatial collaborations and retrospective exhibitions to major pavilions led by indigenous artists, the 2024 edition is slated to be the largest Biennale to date.

In Line with the Times—Sweet Mystery: A Fascinating New Perspective on the Work of Robert Indiana
In Line with the Times—Sweet Mystery: A Fascinating New Perspective on the Work of Robert Indiana
Venezia News April 15, 2024

An artist and his innate ability to immerse himself in time: Robert Indiana at the Procuratie Vecchie in St. Mark’s Square.

60th Venice Biennale Pavilions and Collateral Events Guide
60th Venice Biennale Pavilions and Collateral Events Guide
Artlyst April 8, 2024

The 60th Venice Biennale Arte, scheduled to spearhead the 2024 cultural calendar from 20 April to 24 November 2024, will mark a significant milestone as it welcomes Adriano Pedrosa as its inaugural Latin American curator.

A painting dominated by two large double ginkgo leave forms. Above them is a row of red and black danger stripes. Below them is the painting's title, The Sweet Mystery, in blue stenciled letters. Below the title is a thicker band of red and black danger stripes.
Robert Indiana: The Sweet Mystery
Press Release

Collateral Event of the 60th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia

Exhibition sheds new light on one of the world’s most iconic artists

On View at the Procuratie Vecchie located in Piazza San Marco, April 17 through November 24
Presented by Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Curated by Matthew Lyons

The cover of the April 2024 BeauxArts magazine, featuring and impressionistic image of a body of water with a tree reflected in it.
Avant-Première: Biennale de Venise 2024
BeauxArts Magazine April 2024

Rouvertes en 2022 après leur restauration par David Chipperfield, les fantastiques salles des Procuratie Vecchie s’offrent à Robert Indiana sur la place Saint-Marc.

A diamond shaped grisaille painting with the text "Love Is God" painted in white stenciled letters in the a gray circle in the center of the painting.
Robert Indiana, figura principe dell’arte americana in mostra alle Procuratie Vecchie di Piazza San Marco a Venezia
Il Giornale March 27, 2024

By Carlo Franza

Una nuova prospettiva su uno degli artisti più iconici al mondo. La mostra è visitabile dal 17 aprile al 24 novembre presso le Robert Indiana. Presentata da Yorkshire Sculpture Park e curata da Matthew Lyons.

Drawing of a black basilica against a yellow ground
Ultimate Guide to Venice Biennale Arte 2024

From April 20 to November 24, 2024, the Venice Art Biennale returns to the historic Italian city to present its 60th edition. Once again, the global celebration of creativity and cultural exchange is set to welcome artists, curators, collectors, and art enthusiasts from every corner of the globe.