Enrico Lunardi, artist from Venice, Italy. Photography © Andrea Lunardi
1.In your opinion what is the role of a museum?
The role of museums today is fundamental. It is a place of conservation and dissemination of our artistic history where you can see the masterpieces of art from all over the world. When I can, I visit art exhibitions because artistic curiosity is always present within me.
I love the meditative silence that is perceived when walking through the halls of the museums: it gives me that sense of respect for the place where I am and for the works installed, even if there are people, the sensation of silence is pleasant. However, I believe that museum ticket prices should be more accessible so that everyone can have the opportunity to visit them.
2.What are your favorite museums in the world? Why?
My favorite museums are the Louvre, the MoMA, the Uffizi Galleries and then, living near the city of Venice, I often go to the Biennale: it is a magical place, a source of great inspiration for me. I prefer contemporary art as a form of artistic expression, and I am always impressed by it, but it is also true that art is fascinating in all its historical periods.