Logistics and fine art transport in Venice: Welcome to Baby 3.0!

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Asian Logistics welcomes with open arms Lorenzo Quinn and his giant creature

Is called “Baby 3.0” – symbol of rebirth a tribute to the mystery of life uniting every human being and giving hope for the future – the new creation of Lorenzo Quinn, the Italian artist famous for exhibiting in many prestigious international contexts (in Venice he installed his sculpture ”Supporto” , consisting of a child’s hands supporting the ancient façade of the Palazzo Ca’ Sagredo and the “Building Bridges”, an installation composed of 6 pairs of hands at the entrance to the Arsenale)

In direct collaboration with the artist and his team, Asian Logistics Agencies contributed to the success of this amazing project, as regards the logistics and the fine art transport.

The sculpture, measuring seven meters high and nine meters wide, represents a baby who is ready to be born from its mother’s womb.

It’s made up of two parts, coming from different countries:

  • Part A: the “Pelvis”, that is a large pelvic bone made of cast aluminum, shipped from China using the sea transport service for a total of three containers (2X40’HC + 1X20’DV inside which the structure was divided into 6 pieces)
  • Part B: a child made of stainless steel mesh, arriving from Spain by truck service, divided into various pieces as well (for a total of 3 trucks)

Our contribution mostly focused on the import customs operations and the container inland transport in Italy.

Once the T1 document was issued, we were able to transfer the containers from port of La Spezia to the intermodal terminal Marghera, where they were unstuffed.

The customs clearance of part A, of Chinese origin and therefore from outside Europe, took place under the temporary admission regime. We remember that:

“The temporary admission system permits the temporary importation of non-EU goods, for various uses, with total or partial exemption from customs duties (duty and VAT) and without the application of commercial policy measures. Goods under temporary admission must be re-exported without having undergone any changes apart from the normal depreciation due to use.” (adm.gov.it)

Once Spanish trucks containing the child in a steel mesh were all unstuffed as well, the artist was able to proceed with the assembly of the various components.

The two individual structures were transported by boat to the garden of Palazzo Corner, Venice, where they were definitively merged into a single sculpture.

Baby 3.0 was officially inaugurated on 14 July in the garden of Palazzo Corner where it will be exposed from July 15 to October 31.

In this short video you can enjoy the key stages of this exciting artistic project, from our point of view: the logistics and fine art transport.


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