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The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is among the most important museums in Italy for European and American art of the 20th century. It is located in Peggy Guggenheim's former home, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, on the Grand Canal in Venice. The museum presents Peggy Guggenheim's personal collection, masterpieces from the Hannelore B. and Rudolph B. Schulhof Collection, the Gianni Mattioli Collection, the Nasher Sculpture Garden, as well as temporary exhibitions.
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is owned and operated by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, which also operates the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and which is a partner of the Basque Regional Government for the programming of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
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AZIMUT/H. Continuity and Newness
Curator: Luca Massimo Barbero
20 September 2014–19 January 2015
A tribute to Azimut/h
, the gallery and the review founded in 1959 in Milan by Piero Manzoni
(1933–1963) and Enrico Castellani
(b. 1930). The exhibition reveals Azimuth’s central position in the panorama of Italian and international art of those years. On view works by Manzoni, Castellani, and by those artists-protagonists of this period as Lucio Fontana, Alberto Burri, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Yves Klein, Jean Tinguely, Heinz Mack, Otto Piene and Günther Uecker. [info
Kids Creative Lab
Check out Kids Creative Lab! The third edition of the educational project of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and OVS
– will be realized in collaboration with the Italian Pavilion of the Expo Milano 2015 and with the patronage of the School Project Expo Milano 2015.
A new calendar of events reserved for Members, for the whole family. One Saturday a month, from October 2014 to May 2015, will be dedicated to adults, teenagers and children together. [info
International research and conservation project on Jackson Pollock’s masterpiece Alchemy
In October this year, after decades of continuous display, Jackson Pollock’s Alchemy (1947) was withdrawn from public view in order
to prepare it for transport to the Opificio dell Pietre Dure, Florence, where it will be cleaned and conserved over the course of 2014.
Although Alchemy is usually considered exemplary of the dripped or
poured technique that became dominant in Pollock’s work in 1946-47,
it is clear from a naked-eye examination that the paint has in places
dribbled vertically down the paint surface (in which case the canvas was
not at that moment lying flat on the floor), and that some conspicuous
white marks have been applied with pressure from the circular nozzle
of paint tubes. This and the unusually thick and layered paint surface
make this painting of exceptional interest in Pollock’s celebrated
mature production. Technical examinations and conservation should
reveal much to us about how Pollock carried out the work. Although a
wide variety of colors make up the image, black, white, and aluminum
silver paint dominate. Owing to its title, Alchemy was central to a
controversy in art critical literature of the 1970s in which Pollock’s debt
to Carl Gustav Jung and the nexus between title and content were
Hannelore B. and Rudolph B. Schulhof Collection
From October 2012, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection proudly presents works from the Hannelore B. and Rudolph B. Schulhof Collection, bequeathed to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in 2012 by Hannelore B. Schulhof. [info