CHRONORAMA at Palazzo Grassi, Venice

CHRONORAMA at Palazzo Grassi, Venice

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“CHRONORAMA. Photographic Treasures of the 20th Century” is the first major exhibition of masterpieces recently acquired by the Pinault Collection and from the Condé Nast archives, some of which have never been seen by the public before. The exhibition presented at Palazzo Grassi brings together a selection of 407 works from between 1910 and 1979 – displayed in chronological order, decade by decade – showcase the women and men, the historical moments, the mundane, the dreams and the dramas of the 20th century. 

“CHRONORAMA” represents both the passing of time and the images that remain of it by bringing together the work of more than 150 international artists including Edward Steichen, Berenice Abbott, Cecil Beaton, Lee Miller, André Kertész, Horst P. Horst, Diane Arbus, Irving Penn, and Helmut Newton, among others, as well as the illustrators Eduardo Garcia Benito, Helen Dryden, and George Wolfe Plank. Among the foremost talents of their generation, they have shaped the photographic and artistic aesthetics of their time through the publication of their work in the various Condé Nast publications, including Vogue, Vanity Fair, House & Garden, Glamour and GQ. Portraits of famous actors and actresses and important figures of the 20th century are interspersed with fashion photography, photojournalism, photographs of architecture, still lifes, and documentary photography.

Text: Curator Matthieu Humery, Advisor of Photography for Pinault Collection 


12.03.2023 - 07.01.2024


Palazzo Grassi 

Campo San Samuele 3231