ICÔNES at Punta della Dogana, Venice

ICÔNES at Punta della Dogana, Venice

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Until November 26, 2023, Punta della Dogana presents the thematic exhibition “Icônes”. The exhibition mainly presents emblematic works from the Pinault Collection, and proposes a reflection on the theme of the icon and the status of the image in the contemporary world. 

The exhibition aims to reveal the icon as a vehicle of passage to another world or other states of consciousness (contemplation, meditation) through a selection of more than eighty works, among which masterpieces from the Pinault Collection, site-specific installations ad unseen works by 30 artists of different generations. The show is punctuated by spaces like places to pause or chapels in this era of saturation and trivialization of images, and invokes, between figuration and abstraction, all the dimensions of the image in the contemporary artistic context—paintings, videos, sounds, installations, performances. Furthermore it highlights new dialogues between emblematic artists from the Pinault Collection such as, among others, David Hammons and Agnes Martin, Danh Vo and Rudolf Stingel, Sherrie Levine and On Kawara, among others. 

Text: Curator Emma Lavigne, CEO of Pinault Collection, with Bruno Racine, CEO and Director, Palazzo Grassi — Punta della Dogana

Punta della Dogana „ICÔNES"

02.04. - 26.11.2023


Punta della Dogana

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