Venice, an exhibition on the Pinault Collection at Punta della Dogana in 2023

Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana have announced their 2023 exhibitions. These include an exhibition of masterpieces from the Pinault Collection.

Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana present the exhibition program for 2023.

From March 12, 2023 to January 7, 2024, the photography exhibition Chronorama. Photographic Treasures of the 20th Century, curated by Matthieu Humery, photography consultant. The exhibition aims to be the first major exhibition dedicated to masterpieces from the Condé Nast archives, some of which were recently acquired by the Pinault Collection.

The exhibition will bring together more than four hundred works dedicated to the 20th century traced through events, social phenomena and illustrious personalities. Tracing the century from the 1910s to the dawn of the 1980s, this selection presents the works of more than one hundred and fifty international artists, including among photographers Edward Steichen, Berenice Abbott, Cecil Beaton, Lee Miller, André Kertész, Horst P. Horst, Diane Arbus, Irving Penn, Helmut Newton, and among illustrators Eduardo Garcia Benito, Helen Dryden, and George Wolfe Plank. These artists defined the photographic and artistic aesthetics of the time through the publication of their work in magazines published by Condé Nast. The core of historical images in the exhibition is placed in dialogue with Chronorama Redux, a project that offers a contemporary look at the works of Chronorama through the works of four artists-Tarrah Krajnak, Erik N. Mack, Giulia Andreani, and Daniel Spivakov. The works will be installed in four different exhibition spaces of Palazzo Grassi as interludes that break into the chronological path of the main exhibition.

An exhibition of works from the Pinault Collection entitled Icônes, curated by Emma Lavigne, general director of the Pinault Collection, and Bruno Racine, director and managing director of Palazzo Grassi - Punta della Dogana, will instead be held at Punta della Dogana from April 2 to November 26, 2023. At the center of this exhibition will be the image, conceived for the exhibition spaces of Punta della Dogana and the Venetian context specifically. The chosen works invite through the exploration of the very meaning of image to a sharing of what is visible. It will be a thematic exhibition showcasing works from the Pinault Collection by artists Josef Albers, Maurizio Cattelan, Edith Dekyndt, David Hammons, Arthur Jafa, Donald Judd, On Kawara, James Lee Byars, Sherrie Levine, Agnes Martin, Paulo Nazareth, Camille Norment, Roman Opalka, Lygia Pape, Michel Parmentier, Philippe Parreno, Robert Ryman, Dayanita Singh, Rudolf Stingel, Danh Vo and Chen Zhen. Between figuration and abstraction, the exhibition intends to focus attention on all facets of the image in the artistic context (painting, video, sound, installation, performance) through a selection of significant works from the Pinault Collection and previously unseen dialogues between artists who are particularly dear to it. The exhibition also aims to represent both the fragility and the power of images and their polysemic character: works become apparitions, illuminations, revelations, up to transfiguration.

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Image: Suzy Parker, Snapshot of her famous sister, Dorian Leigh (1954, Vogue) © Condé Nast

Venice, an exhibition on the Pinault Collection at Punta della Dogana in 2023
Venice, an exhibition on the Pinault Collection at Punta della Dogana in 2023

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