The Illusion of Light - Irving Penn, Resonance

From: 13-04-2014 To: 31-12-2014
Palazzo Grassi

  • LOCATION: Palazzo Grassi

Spring begins with 3 new exhibitions in Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana.

Spring has arrived in Venice and April 2014 has began with the inauguration of three remarkable contemporary art exhibition that worth to be seen. We are talking about The Illusion of Light and Irving Penn, Resonance at Palazzo Grassi and the new art installation by Wade Guyton at Punta della Dogana. THE ILLUSION OF LIGHT The inauguration of the two exhibitions at Palazzo Grassi has been a great success as it happened for the Rudolf Stingel's one last year. The exhibition, curated by Caroline Burgeois, explores the physical, aesthetic, symbolic, philosophical and political stakes of an essential dimension of human experience that has also bee a fundamental element of art: light. Therefore, light is really the protagonist of this exhibition. As the visitor enter in the famous Palace on the Grand Canal, he found his-self surrounded by a blinding and ancestral light that makes him disoriented. Actually, he will find out that it is a suggestive art installation where there seems to be no space, no time and no prospective. The visit can continue upstairs through the works of 18 artists from the 1960s to today which explore and display the aesthetic value of the light such as 'Le Salon Noir' by Marcel Broodhaaers. IRIVING PENN, RESONANCE Completely different is the exhibition on the 3rd floor of Palazzo Grassi 'Irving Penn, Resonance', a unique event that brings together 130 photographs taken between the end of the 1940s and the mid-1980s and shown to the public for the first time in Italy. The exhibition path encourages a dialogue between works different in subject matter and period of time such as photos from the series 'small trades' taken in France, England and Usa in the 1950s, portraits of celebrities but also ethnographic photographs of the New Guinea aborigines and people of Dahomey. Opening times: from 10 am to 19 pm closed of Tuesday Tickets: Palazzo Grassi + Punta della Dogana 20 € Palazzo Grassi OR Punta della Dogana 10 € (only a museum) For further information visit the website here


The Illusion of Light – Irving Penn, Resonance
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The Illusion of Light – Irving Penn, Resonance