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FOR YOUR EYES ONLY. A PRIVATE COLLECTION, FROM MANNERISM TO SURREALISM

May 24–August 31, 2014


Curated by Andreas Beyer




From May 24 through August 31, 2014 the Peggy Guggenheim Collection hosts For Your Eyes Only. A Private Collection, from Mannerism to Surrealism, curated by Andreas Beyer. This exhibition presents a rich selection of works from the private Collection of Richard and Ulla Dreyfus-Best, in Basel. A selection of approximately one hundred and twenty paintings, sculptures, drawings and artefacts ranging from the Middle Ages to the present day reveals the special world of this collection, manifesting a contemporary reference to issues about the influential power of art through the ages. In assembling their collection, the collectors not only made of originality and quality essential criteria, they also required that all works specifically reference “artifice”. The collection includes works by Arnold Böcklin, Victor Brauner, Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Giorgio de Chirico, Francesco Clemente, Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, René Magritte, Man Ray and Andy Warhol, among many others. The exhibition is co-organized by the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Kunstmuseum Basel where it will be on view from September 21, 2014 through January 4, 2015.



AZIMUT/H.CONTINUITY AND THE NEW

September 20, 2014–January 19, 2015


Curated by Luca Massimo Barbero




The Peggy Guggenheim Collection celebrates the neo-avant-gardes with an exhibition dedicated to Azimut/h, the gallery and the review founded in 1959 by Piero Manzoni and Enrico Castellani. The exhibition sets out to reconstruct the fundamental role played by Azimuth/h and by the revolutionary new generation of creative spirits that it brought together, in the panorama of experimental and new art in Italy and Europe at that time. With a full selection of works of art but also printed and manuscript documentation, some unpublished, this exhibition will bring to life this short but intense story characteristic of the internationalization of contemporary art in the period following World War II. With this exhibition the curator Luca Massimo Barbero keeps researching on the national and international artistic background of the 50s and the 60s, which will be contemporaneously celebrated by ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s-60s, an exhibition curated by Valerie Hillings, Associate Curator and Manager, Curatorial Affairs, Abu Dhabi Project, taking place at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York from October 10, 2014.



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