Peggy Guggenheim Collection Palazzo Venier dei Leoni Venezia
2016 centers on postwar art:
three exhibitions, each of them curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, Associate Curator of the Venice museum, with some of the great names that have left their mark on the national and international artistic stage in the second half of the 20th century, will shine light on three aspects of Italian, European and American art beginning after the end of World War II up to the 1970s, with a focus on developments in Italy in the 1960s
Three exhibitions that also traverse the enlightened career of patron and collector Peggy Guggenheim.
23 January- 3 April
Postwar Era: A Recent History. Homages to Jack Tworkov and Claire Falkenstein.
Drawn from the collection of Peggy Guggenheim as well as acquisitions by the Foundation after Peggy Guggenheim’s death, almost a hundred works—some of which are infrequently exhibited—willbe grouped and matched based on theme, style, affinity and a less-than-usual attention to chronology. The exhibition draws on a sensibility that goes beyond canonical art movements and trends, comparable tothe refined approach that Peggy Guggenheim learned and cultivated through her activity as a collector. The exhibition offers a freshperspective on American and European art in the period between two critical dates—the end of World War II and 1979, the year that Peggy Guggenheim passed away.Drawn from the collection of Peggy Guggenheim as well as from acquisitions by the Guggenheim Foundation after her death, the works—some of which are infrequently exhibited—willbe grouped and matched based on theme, style, affinity and an unorthodox chronology. The exhibition draws on a sensibility that goes beyond canonical art movements and trends, comparable tothe refined approach that Peggy Guggenheim learned and cultivated through her activity as a collector, both far-sighted and vanguard. This context also offers insight into the work of two artists in the Foundation’s collections: Jack Tworkov (1900–1982) and Claire Falkenstein (1909–1997). The former, a Polish-born American, was an exponent of Abstract Expressionism; the latter is celebrated for herentrance gates toPalazzo Venier dei Leoni, commissioned by Peggy Guggenheim for her former home, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, now the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, in 1960, and which will undergo conservation in time for this exhibition.A further component of the exhibition is a room dedicated to the late Carlo Ciussi(1930-2012), Italian painter of geometric abstraction.
23 April- 19 September
Imagine. New Figuration in Italian Art 1960-1969
This exhibition explores for the first time an ideal mapping of artistic research in Italy in the 1960s, along an axis between Rome and Turin, that deployed new ideas of figuration and of the image. Approximately 50 works of art will document this prolific and inventive decade, including that of Franco Angeli, Mario Ceroli, Domenico Gnoli, Giosetta Fioroni, Tano Festa, Jannis Kounellis, Fabio Mauri, Francesco lo Savio, Giulio Paolini, Michelangelo Pistoletto, and Mario Schifano.This exhibition offers examples, trends, insights and peculiarities, and sheds light on the bond and continuity between tradition and contemporaneity defining this generation of artists, representing Italy’s contribution to the international avant-garde of the time.
12 November 2016- 14 marzo 2017
Homage to Tancredi Parmeggiani
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection pays homage to Tancredi Parmeggiani (1927–1964), a painter of huge talent discovered by Peggy Guggenheim in the richly creative postwar period of the 1950s in Venice. Tancredi made an instant impact as one Italy’s most original painters of his time in Italian contemporary art. He was the only artist after Jackson Pollock to be placed under contract by Peggy Guggenheim, who energetically promoted his work, gave him studio space, and organized exhibitions, including a memorable solo show in Palazzo Venier dei Leoni in 1954. With approximately 50 works, the show surveys his Venetian beginnings and his dense production in the 1950s.
A new record has been made at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, which closed 2015 by exceeding 400,000 visitors for the first time since the opening of the museum in 1980. 400,741people, averaging 1,266 a day over the course of 316 open days, included 8,350 participants in exhibition openings, special visits, private and institutional events.