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Kids Creative Lab V
30 March–17 April 2017

This is the fifth edition the educational project conceived in 2012 from a collaboration between the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and OVS, dedicated to primary schools throughout Italy. This year, Kids Creative Lab is dedicated to the theme of sustainability, and its implications with both ecology and the environment on one hand, and education and development of future generations on the other. Collaborating with the fifth edition of Kids Creative Lab are Lucy + Jorge Orta, artists internationally known for having sustainability and participation as the base of their own artistic practices. Lucy + Jorge Orta designed the creative workshop that will be conducted in classrooms on the theme of water and of the fragile equilibrium of the marine ecosystem, thanks to the Artist’s Kit “SostenART”. They will also will curate the installation of the completed projects of all the participants that will be on view at the museum from March 30 through April 17, 2017.

Rita Kernn-Larsen. Surrealist Paintings
25 February–26 June 2017
Curated by Gražina Subelytė

Project Rooms, Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Rita Kernn-Larsen (1904–1998) was a prominent Danish Surrealist artist, whom Peggy Guggenheim met in Paris in 1937 and invited to exhibit at her Guggenheim Jeune gallery in London the following year. This small, focused show will be the first important presentation of Kernn-Larsen’s Surrealist period outside her native Scandinavia, after the 1938 one-woman exhibition. The show will feature seven paintings, more than half exhibited at Guggenheim Jeune, including her Self-Portrait (Know Thyself) (1937), acquired by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in 2013.

Modigliani and Selected Acquisitions
1 July – 15 August 2017

Project Rooms, Peggy Guggenheim Collection

A selection of gifts of Italian art to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation over the past thirty years is exhibited in the PGC Project Rooms. Peggy Guggenheim’s interest in Italian art when she arrived in Venice in 1948 was immediate. Among other artists, in 1951 she met Tancredi Parmeggiani (1927–64) whose work introduces this gallery. He was to become her principal protégé in the 1950s. Guggenheim gave Tancredi studio space in the basement of Palazzo Venier dei Leoni and organized an exhibition in the Palazzo in 1954. His exploration of the vitality of space was at the root of Italian Spazialismo (Spatialism). Issues of pictorial space persist in other paintings exhibited here. Dadamaino (1930–2004) and Bice Lazzari (1900–81) explore signs and their relationship to and within space. Instead, for Agostino Bonalumi (1935–2013), Enrico Castellani (b. 1930) and Paolo Scheggi (1940–71) the canvas becomes a construction in space, no longer serving as a support, but rather a monochromatic relief or an object.
A room is dedicated to the recently restored painting by Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920), Woman in a Sailor Shirt from 1916, portraying a melancholic girl in a navy blouse, and capturing a point of maturation in Modigliani’s work, which hinges on simplicity of line, form, and color. This painting was exhibited in the only solo exhibition given to Modigliani during his lifetime, at the Berthe Weill Gallery in Paris in December 1917. It was then sold by the dealer Paul Guillaume, and exhibited only a handful of times outside of Italy before 1934. Before joining the holdings of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation as a testamentary gift, Woman in a Sailor Shirt was in the collection of Luisa Toso in Venice for over fifty years.

Mark Tobey: Threading Light
6 May–10 September 2017
Curated by Debra Bricker Balken

Organized by the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, it will be the first comprehensive exhibition of Mark Tobey’s distinctive and original work in more than forty years and will provide further insight into his intriguing oeuvre and its complicated and contradictory receptions in the United States and abroad. Curated by independent scholar Debra Bricker Balken, the exhibition will include approximately eighty paintings from the late 1920s until his last works of the 1970s and will be accompanied by a catalogue published in English and Italian editions. Coinciding with the 57th Venice Biennale the exhibition will debut at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and then be presented at the Addison Gallery of American Art.

PICASSO. On the Beach
26 August 2017–7 January 2018
Curated by Luca Massimo Barbero

Project Rooms, Peggy Guggenheim Collection

From August 26, 2017 through January 7, 2018 the Peggy Guggenheim Collection presents the exhibition PICASSO. On the Beach curated by Luca Massimo Barbero. The exhibition will be installed in the museum’s Project Rooms. The exhibition is a collaboration with the Musée Picasso of Paris, and focuses on one of Peggy Guggenheim’s favorite works of art, Picasso’s On the Beach (La Baignade), now part of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice. The show gathers a selection of ten drawings, three paintings and a sculpture, made by Picasso between February and December 1937, and is a part of the initiative of the Musée national Picasso-Paris Picasso-Méditerranée, an international cultural event, from Spring 2017 through Spring 2019. Over sixty cultural institutions have come together to develop a programme around the work "obstinément méditerranéenne" of Pablo Picasso. Initiated by the Musée national Picasso-Paris, this journey into the creation of the artist and across the places which inspired him, aims at strengthening ties between all the shores that touched his career.

Mystical Symbolism: The Salon de la Rose+Croix in Paris, 1892–1897
28 October 2017–7 January 2018
Curated by Vivien Greene

Jean Delville, The Angel of Splendors (L’Ange des splendeurs), 1894. Oil on canvas, 127x 146 cm. Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, en prêt à long terme aux Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels. Photo: © Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels. J. Geleyns - Ro scan

This is the first museum exhibition to examine the art of the Salons de la Rose+Croix. In 1892, Joséphin Péladan (1858–1918), an eccentric critic, author, and Rosicrucian, founded the annual Salon de la Rose+Croix in Paris to showcase mystical Symbolist art. Mysterious, visionary, and mythical themes prevailed in the works at his salons, with images of femmes fragiles and fatales, androgynous creatures, chimeras, and incubi. International in scope, the salons featured artists from Belgium, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland, among other countries. Emile-Antoine Bourdelle, Jean Delville, Rogelio de Egusquiza, Charles Filiger, Alphonse Osbert, Armand Point, Georges Rouault, Carlos Schwabe, Alexandre Séon, Ville Vallgren, and Félix Vallotton were among those who participated, and composers such as Erik Satie were also involved. The exhibition will be organized around common themes in the works, including the role of Orpheus, the adulation of the Italian Primitives, and the cult of personality—groupings that, in turn, will underscore the diverse and sometimes opposing concepts that informed Symbolism in the 1890s. Curated by Vivien Greene, Senior Curator, 19th- and Early 20th-Century Art, with the assistance of Ylinka Barotto, Curatorial Assistant, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Mystical Symbolism will portray a transnational cross section of artists, some better known than others, and allow for a fresh look at late 19th-century Symbolist art.

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