| UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
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.
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.
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
The exhibition will be organized in collaboration with the Musée Picasso, Paris, and the Musée des Beaux Arts, Lyon. Gathering a selection of drawings and paintings produced between February and December 1937, it will revolve around Picasso’s masterpiece La Baignade (1937) owned by Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and one of its foundress’ favorite paintings. The exhibition will explore the theme of the beach, a leitmotif throughout the artist’s oeuvre: during his time spent in France in 1937, Picasso’s approach to this subject matter shifted, becoming increasingly visceral and more strongly connected to Surrealism.
Mystical Symbolism: The Salon de la Rose+Croix in Paris, 1892–1897
28 October 2017–7 January 2018
Curated by Vivien Greene
This is the first museum exhibition to examine the art of the Salons de la Rose+Croix. In 1892, Joséphin Péladan (1859–1918), an eccentric critic, author, and self-proclaimed high priest of Rosicrucianism, 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, Italy, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, among other countries. Emile-Antoine Bourdelle, Jean Delville, Charles Filiger, Fernand Khnopff, Gaetano Previati, Georges Rouault, 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.