The Peggy Guggenheim Collection of Venice hosts the exhibition Azimut/h, Continuity and New.
Until 19th January 2015 the Peggy Guggenheim Collection of Venice will be the headquarters of the exposition Azimut/h, Continuity and New, which dedicates a very important tribute to avant-garde, celebrating Azimut/h, the gallery and magazine founded in 1959 in Milan by Enrico Castellani (1930) and Piero Manzoni (1933 – 1963).
The intent of the exhibition in Venice
, edited by Luca Massimo Barbero
, is to remind to the public the fundamental role that Azimut/h
had, becoming the generational link that was able to create a meeting point between the new revolutionary generation and the conservative state of being contemporary. Azimut/h
was born in the after war Milan, and it was an experience as unique as lightning quit, that can be placed between September 1959 and July 1960.
(the gallery) and Azimuth
(the magazine) gave birth to a “new artistic conception”, that we can find in the dialectic of “continuity and new”. The supporting idea of the exposition, of strong philological mold, is to let visitors virtually and ideally enter in a space in which they can meet the protagonists of the Italian and European late fifties-early sixties avant-garde, paying particular attention to new European generations and those of the emerging American Neo-Dada
, which the magazine promoted well in advance of the critics.
The exhibition Azimut/h
, Continuity and New
develops within six rooms, in which each piece symbolizes an historical-artistic situation: here you can admire works of intense narrative meaning, each with its own particular story that, as many windows, offer different points of view around the experience of Azimut\h. In the exhibition you can admire the works of avant-gardists such as Jasper Johns
, Robert Rauschenberg
, Yves Klein
, Jean Tinguely
, Heinz Mack, Otto Piene and Günther Uecker, and many others.
A special multi-medial project, made by Zenith, allows the visitor to enter into a kind of path-summary of the story of Azimut/h
. In addition, on the occasion of the exhibition, visitors will become "living sculptures", getting on the authorized reconstruction of the famous "magic basis" of Manzoni, that the artist used transforming into a work of art who mounted it.
Opening 10-18 daily
Closed Tuesdays and December 25
Adults: 14 €
Conventioned: 12 €
Seniors over 65 years: 12 €
Students up to 26 years: 8 € (over compulsory school with a valid student card)
Children up to age 10, members: free