| CURRENT EXHIBITIONS
Imagine. New Imagery in Italian Art 1960-1969
23 April – 19 September 2016
Curated by Luca Massimo Barbero
Pendant to the exhibition of 2014 dedicated to Azimut/H, which investigated the monochrome and the ‘zeroing’ of the sign that defined the Milanese avant-garde atmosphere during the late 1950s and early 1960s, Imagine. New Imagery in Italian Art 1960-1969 sets out to present for the first time an ideal mapping of artistic research in Italy in the 1960s that deployed new ideas of figuration and of the image. The exhibition presents works by artists such as Franco Angeli, Mario Ceroli, Domenico Gnoli, Giosetta Fioroni, Tano Festa, Fabio Mauri, Francesco lo Savio, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Mario Schifano, Giulio Paolini, Jannis Kounellis, and Pino Pascali. They were the originators of a unique vein of creativity in Italian art of the period, of which this exhibition offers examples, trends, insights and peculiarities. It also sheds light on the bond and continuity between tradition and contemporaneity defining this generation of artists, which was central to Italy’s involvement in the international avant-garde of the time. Imagine. New Imagery in Italian Art 1960-1969 will be accompanied by an extensive publication that will contextualize such artistic research, establishing the autonomy of its maturation and evolution with respect to American Pop art.
Peggy Guggenheim in Photographs
10 June - 27 November 2016
Curated by Živa Kraus
Ikona Gallery, Venice
On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the origin of the Ghetto of Venice, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Ikona Venezia – Scuola Internazionale della Fotografia will present, in the historic Ikona Gallery in the Campo del Ghetto Novo, an exhibition of photographs of Peggy Guggenheim, curated by Ziva Kraus, titled Peggy Guggenheim in Photographs. Some twenty carefully selected photographs, mostly from the archives of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, will render homage to this great patroness, a key figure in 20th century western art. Among the celebrated photographers whose photographs will be in the exhibition are Berenice Abbott, Man Ray, Roloff Beny, Gianni Berengo Gardin, and Gisèle Freund.