Edmund de Waal

I somehow found myself at the tail end of the press trip to Edmund de Waal’s installation in the upper part of the Jewish Museum in the old ghetto in Cannareggio.

It was a profound experience, not just for the opportunity of seeing the latest manifestation of Edmund’s work in gold, marble and porcelain, but as much for the opportunity of seeing the Canton Synagogue, a deeply symbolic space whose origins go back to the establishment of the ghetto:-

Through the windows, one sees – I should say witnesses – the vitrines of Edmund’s work in response:-

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