Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana reopen with the long-awaited couple of exhibitions: Sigmar Polke and Accrochage.
Contemporary art is always on scene in Venice
, especially in the two historical palaces, Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana
, owned by the Pinault Foundation
. Until November 2016
it is worthwhile visiting the couple of exhibition set up in the charming venue of these two huge exhibition halls: Sigmar Polke and Accrochage
SIGMAR POLKE - PALAZZO GRASSI
Palazzo Grassi in Venice will host a retrospective on life and works of Sigmar Polke, German painter and photographer
, well-known for his experimentation in painting with chemical reactions
: curated by Elena Geuna and Guy Tosatto, it marks the 75th anniversary of the artist's birth.
On display there are 90 brilliant works
, including Athanor
, his project for the German Pavilion of Art Biennale 1986
, in which the artist developed techniques and motifs that would become central during his life.
The exhibition follows a reverse chronological order and opens in the monumental atrium of Palazzo Grassi with Axial Age
, the artist’s last important pictorial cycle
, created between 2005 and 2007. The 90 works surveys the eclectic production of the artist from the 2000s to the 1960s, celebrating his long career. His work intertwines the alchemical and the political, the abstract and the figurative, past and present.
ACCROCHAGE - PUNTA DELLA DOGANA
In the meantime of the one at Palazzo Grassi, another big exhibition - curated by Caroline Bourgeois at Punta della Dogana
- will show 80 works never been shown before from the Pinault Foundation
underlines the artist’s search and creative process, not the work’s aesthetic, focusing on how rather than why these works were created
The selection reflects the Pinault Collection as a whole and brings together established and up-and-coming artists: Sol LeWitt, Prabhavathi Meppayil, Philippe Parreno, Cerith Wyn Evans, Pierre Huyghe, Nina Canell, Pier Paolo Calzolari and the italian Arte povera
A living performance created by Tino Sehgal
- Ann Lee
- is also displayed until the end of May: it sees an ethereal little girl recite a script describing her transition from manga character and interacting with visitors.
Opening: 10 AM - 7 PM. Closed on Tuesdays
Ticket valid for both exhibitions