In Venice the interest in sculpture can be traced back to the general in contemporary arts. Venice is the city of the oldest and perhaps most important Art Biennale, it houses numerous foundations, museums, institutions and institutions projected to contemporary art. It was involved in the process of adaptation and urban area driven by new needs and looming social and industrial changes.
Historically, culturally and architecturally the city of Venice and even before the Serenissima Republic owe their growth to so-called Silk Road, the commercial line that connected East and West. Port of Venice has historically been a centre of this journey. In the context of textile industry Venice had gained special privileges of tax-free trading of all sorts of goods from the East. It had the exclusive right to import silk fabrics. Nowadays, as a result of marine traffic in Venice, unprecedented consequences of climate warming have been experienced, these impact the city economy but also directly people, numerous pictures as testimonials of growing sea level have been published. In reaction to the situation, the Italian government recently announced the permanent ban of large cruise ships in the Venetian lagoon after threats of being put on UNESCO´s endangered list. This shows the necessity and emergency to reflect on the climate change issues and take concrete actions.To strengthen the importance of the climate change Venice, we have chosen the place of Thetis for the artwork installation, in the area of the historic Arsenale. The space is experiencing a period of great transformation. Old buildings and brownfield spaces are being transformed and restored. Today it is the seat of a center of excellence in the field of marine technologies and has developed specific experiences in the field of sustainable development and environmental engineering. Since its inception, Spazio Thetis has promoted and supported contemporary art, organized exhibitions in over fifteen years of activity."