It is called “Baby 3.0“, a symbol of rebirth, a tribute to the mystery of life that unites every human being and gives hope for the future, the new monumental creation by Lorenzo Quinn exhibited in Venice, curated by Amira Gad, from 15 July to October 31, 2022.

The work was located in the garden of Palazzo Corner della Ca’ Granda in San Marco, the splendid and imposing building overlooking the Grand Canal, designed by Jacopo Sansovino, historical seat of the Metropolitan City of Venice, which granted patronage to the exhibition, and also home to the Prefecture: a surprising and iconic sculpture that overlooks the Grand Canal, weaving magical reflections with its waters.

“Venice has already begun its rebirth, after the high tide of November 2019 and the pandemic; Lorenzo Quinn’s new work is nothing more than a concrete act that translates the spirit of a community into an artistic creation”, is the comment of Luigi Brugnaro, mayor of Venice and the Metropolitan City. “It is a pleasure to be able to host Quinn’s latest work, which once again demonstrates his boundless love for this city.”

The communicative power and immediacy of the message are, moreover, the elements that characterize Lorenzo Quinn’s sculptures. “Baby 3.0”, made of stainless steel mesh and cast aluminium, 7 meters high and almost 9 meters wide, with the poetry and evocative strength of its forms, was revealed to the public on 14 July 2022 and was also for Venice , which celebrated its 1600 years of history, the hope of a new Re-birth.

“Now more than ever – explained Lorenzo Quinn – after the pandemic, faced with the drama of wars and widespread poverty and serious environmental problems, there is a need to reiterate the value of life, to work towards change and the creation of a new Humanity. This work is a declaration of hope for the future, also for Venice. A child still in the womb but already ready for life.”

“Baby 3.0 – writes Amira Gad – takes us to our origins to remind us that we all come from the same place: in the womb we are all the same. The woman’s pelvis is incredible. It is the only bone structure in the human body that has the ability to extend and adapt to promote life.

Lorenzo says… 

Art is in theaters and museums, but also in our streets, and I am proud to exhibit “Baby 3.0” in the splendid setting of the Palazzo Ca’ Corner´s gardens,  in Venice.

However, it should involve us all… Because experiencing art makes us stronger and offers us so much. I want to invite the audience to interact with the sculpture, to touch it, to feel as if they are a part of it and part of a wider conversation about the re-birth of humanity after covid-19, which involves each individual on the planet. The audience will become an intrinsic part of the artwork and through that, provoke emotions and a positive change.

The “Baby 3.0” installation will reach millions of people spiritually and physically. Everyone visiting Venice will have the chance to visit the “Re-birth of Humanity” installation. We all have a highly emotional attachment to our own birth and underlying question of what is our purpose in life: why were we born?

 ‘I wish that, if my art does anything, it provokes actions of kindness which will give hope to the world.’