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Venice: Municipality closes wrong shop, citizens protest

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(ANSA) – VENICE, 22 JUN – Since this morning the Municipality of Venice is flooded with letters and e-mails of protest for the application of an ordinance that has closed Koock (Migrations), an atelier in the historic center sells Persian art objects. All the fault of the municipal administration’s measure that on April 26 last year forced the closure of all shops that sell junk. Insostanza Koock was closed because it was assimilated to the chinoiserie sold in the city.

“Unfortunately we ended up too – Yasra Pouyeshman, 39, three years in Venice for three years tells the new Venice – because we have been told that there is no Ateco code for our business”. Yasra, an engineer who arrived in Rome in 2008, was forced today to lower the shutter, which has only been open for a few weeks. “For me it is an economic damage but above all a moral slap in the face, I work alone – she confesses – April an artistic activity in Venice is not easy. I hoped to sell especially in this period in which there is the Art Biennale”.

Kooch exhibits works of art in fabrics or ceramics that are made by contemporary artists, especially women: “there are Sarah Ramzi’s jewels – he lists -, the bags of Nogolo Shalali, the clothes of the stylists Sanaz Nataj and Mehrnoosh Shahhosseini and the sculptures of the Afghan Alikhan Abdullah “.

Yasra has sent his accountants to the City to try to settle the matter. “We will try to solve the problem, but it is not easy” answered the Ca ‘Farsetti technicians.


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Source: Ansa

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