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ETHNOPASSION. PEGGY GUGGENHEIM'S ETHNIC ART COLLECTION
28 May – 23 August 2008
Lugano: Galleria Gottardo, 28 May – 23 August 2008
Milan: Fondazione Mazzotta, 13 November 2008 – 22 February 2009
The exhibition features an unknown aspect of Peggy Guggenheim’s career as a collector: more than 30 ethnographic objects that she acquired in the 1960s, including pieces from Africa, South America and Oceania. 33 of these will now be presented to the public for the first time, with a full scholarly catalogue edited by Francesco Paolo Campione, Director, Museo delle Culture, Lugano. The show is curated by Franco Rogantini and Philip Rylands and will be presented subsequently in Venice (2009).
PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: UNA SCUOLA PER L'ARTE
June 11–16, 2008
curated by the PGC Education Department
COMING OF AGE. AMERICAN ART, 1850S TO 1950S
28 June – 12 October 2008
Over the period from the 1850s to the 1950s, American art and culture came of age, evolving from the provincial to the international and moving from literal depictions of the particular to abstract interpretations of universal ideals. Coming of Age explores the complex and extended process of maturation that took place throughout this formative century of American art. Drawn from the Addison Gallery’s renowned collection, previously exhibited at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, the selection of works offers a comprehensive look at the major developments in a period of one hundred years marked by the rise of modernity and by a dramatic change in the physical and social landscape. Coming of Age. American Art, 1850s to 1950s is organized by the American Federation of Arts, New York, and the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts. This exhibition is made possible, in part, by The Crosby Kemper Foundation and by Frank B. Bennett and William D. Cohan, with additional support from the Philip and Janice Levin Foundation Fund for Collection-Based Exhibitions at the American Federation of Arts. Curator: William Agee, Professor of Art History at Hunter College, New York, and Susan Faxon, Associate Director and Curator at the Addison Gallery.
CARLO CARDAZZO. A NEW VISION FOR ART
1 November 2008 – 1 March 2009
In this 60th anniversary year of Peggy Guggenheim’s collection in Venice, her museum will host an exhibition dedicated to a major figure in Italian and international art of the mid 20th century: Carlo Cardazzo (1908-1963), a Venetian whose centenary is this year and who shared with Peggy Guggenheim his passion for contemporary art. Carlo Cardazzo. A New Vision for Art, curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, 1 November 2008 – 1 March2009, is the first exhibition to be devoted exclusively to this enterprising, even volcanic figure: patron, publisher, collector, and dealer. Cardazzo, through the multiplicity of his activities, the originality of his way of navigating the art world and his methods of promoting it, reached a new public, in part through his galleries, and in part through novel cultural strategies.
Carlo Cardazzo. A New Vision for Art recaptures the creative verve of Cardazzo’s career bringing to light a treasure trove of masterpieces, documents, objects, printed matter and manuscripts, much of it unpublished.
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PEGGY GUGGENHEIM AND THE NEW AMERICAN PAINTING
21 November 2008 – 15 March 2009
Arca, ex Chiesa di San Marco, Vercelli
In 1941 Peggy Guggenheim returned to the United States bringing with her an extraordinary collection of European avant-garde art. With her innovative gallery Art of This Century inaugurated in 1942, the collection became the centre of a vibrant debate on the identity of American art stimulated by the European artists ‘in exile’ in New York. Peggy discovered promoted, and exhibited with courage and intuition young, unknown artists whose work was to change the history of art and constitute the first American avantgarde of international importance: Jackson Pollock, Arshile Gorky, Mark Rothko, Robert Motherwell, William Baziotes, Willem de Kooning, Richard Pousette-Dart and others became the pioneers of that which the world would come to know as American Abstract Expressionism. In Vercelli, Peggy Guggenheim and the New American Painting tells this story with paintings from the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and the American Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich.