An Artist’s Response to Climate Change

Lorenzo Quinn’s large art installation titled Support is in response to the planet’s ever-changing climate. The subject — two massive hands helping hold Venice’s Ca’ Sagredo Hotel — plays with the duality of the human experience, how we’re equally capable of creativity and destruction.

The Need for Support

Represented by Halcyon Gallery, Support marks a first for Venice. Never before has an installation been installed out of the Grand Canal itself.

“The hand holds so much power,” says Quinn, “the power to love, to hate, to create and to destroy.”

Support is both a love letter to Venice and a cry for help. “Venice is a floating art city that has inspired cultures for centuries. But to continue to do so, it needs the support of our generation and future ones, because it is threatened by climate change and time decay.”