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Marino Marini. Visual Passions
January 27 – May 1, 2018
Curated by Barbara Cinelli and Flavio Fergonzi
Marino Marini, The Angel of the City (L'angelo della città), 1948 (cast 1950?), bronze, 175 x 176 x 106 cm. Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
Marino Marini. Visual Passions will open at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in a slightly different form after its initial presentation at Palazzo Fabroni, Pistoia. The exhibition will present major works by Marino Marini (1901–80) and selected works by artists such as Giacomo Manzù, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, as well as Etruscan objects and Italian sculptures from the 15th century. The show intends to contextualize Marini’s work in a broader art historical context and to establish a closer and innovative dialogue between his work and the sculptural tradition he referred to. Overcoming chronological or genre limitations, Marino Marini. Visual Passions will offer an unprecedented and at times provocative re-visitation of themes explored by Marini.
Josef Albers in Mexico
May 19 – September 3, 2018
Curated by Lauren Hinkson
Josef Albers, To Monte Alban, 1939. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Gift, The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, 1996
This will be the first exhibition to look at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s never before exhibited photographs and photocollages alongside significant paintings by Josef Albers (1888–1976). It will also include a select group of loans from the Anni and Josef Albers Foundation, holdings of rarely seen photocollages from Mexico, and early paintings that will provide further context for this least known of Albers’s practice. The exhibition will present a unique opportunity to experience the revelatory influence the archaeological sites and monuments of Mexico had on Albers, showing his interest in the geometry and formal elements of pre-Columbian architecture. At the same time, Albers’ long-term commitment to studying Mexican art and architecture also positions him as a prescient figure in the history of post-WWII American art, when artists such as Donald Judd, Ad Reinhardt and Robert Smithson looked toward ancient traditions with a new sensitivity and self-awareness. The Peggy Guggenheim Collection will host the exhibition after its initial presentation at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.