Carnival-Ball “Sacred and Profane Love”

Carnival-Ball “Sacred and Profane Love”

February 14th, 2020


Love and passion blend well between lovers especially in February. Immerse yourselves in eternally romantic and passionate Venice.

Inspired by the masterpiece of Tiziano Vecellio “L’Amor Sacro e Amor Profano” in the magical atmosphere of the Hotel Heureka, you will be invited to enjoy and to celebrate with us the 2020 Carnival Ball!

A Festival of Love, with magical atmospheres, theatrical sets, installations and costumes interpreted with art and creativity. Artists and music will entertain guests with shows and entertainment.

It is true that the love between two lovers is among the most sacred things that exist but it is equally true that passion is not a sin … if the end is the triumph of love.

Amor Sacro o Amor Profano?
Who could imagine this ?
Finally both triumphed in the magic night at Palazzo Heureka.

Enjoy the video and the Gallery: “Sacred and Profane Love“

Hotel Heureka and the art of Julian Khol

Hotel Heureka supports the Art of Julian Khol….

….live the marriage of modern Art and the enchanting architecture of the past: art as a bridge towards people….


Hotel Heureka and the art of Julian Khol

Since its opening, Heureka Hotel has exhibited the works of the young Viennese artist in its splendid rooms and suites, which together with the designers studied themes and colors to combine modern design and the history of the Palace where forms, styles, eras and arts are composed like pieces of a mosaic, to give life to a harmonious work in which all the elements support and reinforce each other.
On the occasion of the Art Biennale, the Hotel Heureka will be happy to introduce its customers and the many art lovers in the city to an exhibition dedicated to this emerging artist.
With a private cocktail to be held on Saturday 25 May, the property of the Hotel Heureka will inaugurate the exhibition of some works by the Austrian artist Julian Khol.


Julian Khol, who in his twenties was one of the most sought-after models for Jean Paul Gaultier, Valentino and Armani, is now an internationally sought-after artist. Born in Vienna in 1979, this shooting star of the Austrian art scene produces expressively abstract, large-scale images that are exhibited both at home and abroad. In 2004 Khol began his art education at the University for Applied Arts Vienna, studying under Christian Ludwig Attersee. He left Vienna in 2007 and enrolled at the Art Academy in Düsseldorf, where he completed his degree in 2011 in Herbert Brandl’s painting master class.


“ When I was a teenager, I really became aware of how deeply audiovisual impressions are etched in my memory and how much they remain available as entire films that influence my life. I started focusing on this more intensively and conducted self – experiments during which I tried to alter these films every time I retrieved them from my memory and watched them . To change them, so to speak, through reinterpretation in such a way that the next time I accessed them they would already incorporate this new information as a given fact , as something that had actually happened.

I realized that memories change with every act of remembrance. And that they are subsequently stored in the brain as a new memory. Over the years I began to view every memory as an own, detached thought loop. The thought follows a predetermined path and this path can be actively altered.

With my sculptural work I try – among other things – to make these paths of thought visible. ”


Julian Khols latest works appear as spatial documents of the detachment from figuration that he has continuously implemented since 2015. Before this point in time his sujets were devoted to the shapes of humans, flora and fauna, which were reduced in the artistic process, fragmented and transformed into pigments.

Since 2015 the artist has refrained from these referential shapes. The puristic line that originated in the drawing has now become the extensive reference and it appears as the characteristic element of his works. Hence the line itself is not only visual in the sculpture itself, but also accessible by its definition of the three-dimensional form. Based on the line, spatial figures made of wire interact as objects with the surrounding space or are attached to a screen with which they resonate. Thereby the artist relegates to the nexus of paintings, drawings and sculptures.

The shapes of the looped wire slings do not refer to any concrete object like the  gestural brushstrokes on the canvas but arise from a repertoire of shapes that Khol developed two-dimensionally. Hence the wire slings evoke the depth of the works and convey between its formal and aesthetic layers.

Fore- and Background are constantly correlating with one another, reinforced by the chromatic contrast between the wire with its wide slings and the screen underneath.

The aspect of layers is also represented in the various layers of paint on the canvas that have been applied successively in order to texturize the painting. With this procedure the artist implements the parameter of time, not only in the working process but also on an abstract basis.

Khol therefore recites theories from cognitive science to transfer mental processes like reminiscence into an artistic context. While the layers of monochrom and repetitively applied paint relate to the act of remembering overwriting an old memory, the loops of wire symbolize a terminated action that is defined by a starting and an end point.

Due to the specifics of the wire, its ability to resist and be formed, the artist is able to compact and gather parts so that the wire slings remain evidence of the artist’s impact. Khol coils the ideal timeline in form of the wire and retains it by which he also archives it. With the current series of work Khol does not only introduce new impulses to his artistic theory, but he also extends his artistic practice.

Julian Khol at Hotel Heureka –  from May 26 2019



Il Carnevale di Venezia “Viaggiatori nel Tempo”

Il Carnevale di Venezia
“Viaggiatori nel Tempo”

Saturday 23 rd of February 2019

The first Carnival party has been a great success, Hotel Heureka have created an evening inspired by the great travelers of these bygone days: both past and present … historical moments and contemporary visions … The guests were transported into a journey through time, reliving the grandeur and splendor of the city at the height of its time … and living the incredible mosaic of Style and Art… between Modern arts and History….

Enjoy the video and the Gallery: “I viaggiatori nel Tempo “

The Food of Venice and its lagoon with Russell Norman & Hotel Heureka

The Food of Venice and its lagoon
with Russell Norman & Hotel Heureka

October 2018

Art Biennale 2019

Art Biennale 2019

“May You Live in Interesting Times”
The 58th International Art Exhibition is curated by Ralph Rugoff and will be open to the public from 11 May to 24 November 2019.
Every 2 years Venice becomes the global center of Modern Art with the world-famous Art Biennale taking place from May to November.
The Exhibition will develop from the Central Pavilion (Giardini) to the Arsenale, and will include 79 artists from all over the world.

The Hotel Heureka is no exception: designed by MasterPlan A EinRichtung, the hotel boasts contemporary design and striking architecture, unique furnishings, luscious fabrics and fun touches throughout and it is an indissoluble part of this great event, proved the perfect place to base Biennale expeditions.
Hotel Heureka will present the incredible Art of Julian Khol and its modern Art to the Hotel guests and to the public, with an exhibition of its works.

The Venice Carnival 2019

The first historical signs of the Venice Carnival date back to 1094, under the slate of Vitale Falier, in a document that speaks of public entertainment in the days preceding Lent. The official document declaring Carnival a public holiday is 1296 when the Senate of the Republic declared a public holiday on the last day of Lent.
Today Venice and its Carnival offer many possibilities to live an unforgettable experience, from the parades of masks and historical costumes in Piazza San Marco, street artists in the popular neighborhoods of Cannaregio and Castello.

Book your stay from Saturday 16 February to Tuesday 5 March 2019 and immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere of the Carnival.
Children up to 16 years free if they stay in their parents’ room.


Every man mind, but give him a mask and he will be sincere.

Oscar Wilde

Madonna della Salute

The feast day of “Madonna della Salute” is a religious festival that takes place on November 21st every year. Together with the Redeemer festival in July, it is the most important festivity for Venetians since centuries.
Masses and rosaries are continuously celebrated throughout the day in the Basilica, with an unceasing flow of pilgrims. A temporary floating bridge is erected between Santa Maria del Giglio and Punta della Dogana to facilitate the pilgrimage.
The celebration stems from the dramatic epidemic of bubonic plague that struck northern Italy between 1630 and 1631 and that it is also described by Alessandro Manzoni in his famous “Promessi Sposi”. On October 22nd 1631 the Doge solemnly promised to erect a grandiose votive temple if the city had survived the tragedy of the tremendous plague.
The construction was entrusted to Baldassare Longhena, one of the most famous architects and sculptors of his time who also erected some of the most majestic palaces in the Serenissima such as Ca’Rezzonico and Ca’Pesaro that we can admire on the Grand Canal. The church was completed in 1687.

Chiesa della Madonna della Salute

500th Anniversary of Tintoretto’s birth

500th Anniversary of Tintoretto’s birth

Two extraordinary monographic exhibitions dedicated to the Venetian artist Tintoretto, one of the giants of sixteenth century European painting, will be held at the Doge’s Palace and at the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice, from 7th September 2018 until 6th January 2019. These exhibitions will kick off the celebrations marking the 500th anniversary of the birth of Jacobo Robusti, known as Tintoretto. The anniversary will also be celebrated in 2019 with an unprecedented exhibition at the National Gallery of Washington, the first ever retrospective of the artist’s work to be held outside Italy.

The exhibition in the Doge’s Palace

(called “Tintoretto 1519 – 1594” and curated by Robert Echols and Frederick Ilchman, under the consultative direction of Gabriella Belli) will showcase around seventy of Tintoretto’s paintings, including his large canvases. These can be admired together with a rare core of drawings that illustrate the artist’s creative process, and have been chosen with particular reference to the paintings on display. They include exceptional loans from Italian and London museums including: the National Gallery, the Royal Collection, the Victoria & Albert Museum, and the Courtauld Gallery. Works will also come from Paris, Ghent, Lyon, Dresden, Otterlo, Prague and Rotterdam. The Prado in Madrid will send five extraordinary works, including “Joseph and the Wife of Potiphar” (c. 1555), “Judith and Holofernes” (1552–1555) and “The Rape of Helen” (1578-1579), which is over three metres long. “Susanna and the Elders,” Tintoretto’s famous and fascinating masterpiece from 1555-1556, will arrive from the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna and, thanks to the Staatliche Museen of Berlin, visitors will also be able to appreciate his depiction of nobility with “The Portrait of Giovanni Mocenigo” (c. 1580).


“The Young Tintoretto” exhibition, held at the Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia

features an integrated sequence of extraordinary masterpieces from the world’s major public and private collections. Many of Tintoretto’s paintings in Venice will be restored for the occasion, thanks to the support of Save Venice Inc., so that their full expressive power may be admired.
The celebrations in Venice will include links with Titian and other Venetian artists, and collaborative events at churches and the city’s “Scuole Grandi,” especially the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, which houses a large collection of Tintoretto’s artworks.

Particularly interesting is the area of Cannaregio. Literally a few steps from Hotel Heureka, you will discover both the church of Madonna dell‘Orto (where Tintoretto is buried) and the house in which the artist was born in 1519 and died in 1594.
The church of Madonna dell’Orto also contains several of Tintoretto’s masterpieces, such as the “Presentation of the Virgin Mary” and the “Idolatry of the Golden Calf.”
Both of these venues demonstrate how deep the relationship was between the artist and this part of the city.


“Tintoretto 1519 – 1594”
Palazzo Ducale

“The young Tintoretto ”
Gallerie dell’Accademia

Oscar Niemeyer

Space is the protagonist of Architecture Biennale 2018 which will emphasize the essential elements of Architecture.

“The work is not only the object, but what surrounds it, the voids and the spaces."
Oscar Niemeyer