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Fish House: Underwater art

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Genova, Italy

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June 2nd at 21:00 in your time zone

Free event

The Casa dei pesci (Fish House) project lands at Slow Fish.

The project involves placing blocks at sea to protect the natural habitat. The intent is to protect the seabed, safeguarding posidonia meadows and promoting environmental restoration and the development of fish fauna in the Talamone and Uccellina Park area.

But the project is much more than that, indeed much more than that: because those put into the sea are (and will be) in many cases true works of art. In fact, part of the blocks, donated by Carrara’s Michelangelo Marble Quarries, have been sculpted by artists from all over the world. Once finished, the sculptures will be loaded onto a pontoon and lowered into the sea in the bay below Talamone’s Rocca Aldobrandesca, to enrich the underwater museum of the Fish House.


  • Giovanni Contardi, Director of the Association “Casa dei pesci”
  • Ege Kolcu, Turkish sculptor
  • Aurora Avvantaggiato, Italian sculptor and visual artist

The event is free and open to everyone; registration is required.

Slow Fish 2023 is organized by Slow Food and the Liguria Region, with the support of the City of Genoa. We’re in the Porto Antico of Genoa from June 1-4. Sign up to the Slow Food newsletter for the latest updates. #SlowFish2023


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Event languages: IT, EN

Event location: 
Genova - Porto Antico - Slow Fish Arena, Slow Fish Arena
Piazza delle Feste - Ponte Embriaco - Genova (Italy )
GPS: 44.4089431, 8.9274911

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