Julie Mehretu is an Ethiopian American artist. A graduate from Rhode Island School of Design in 1997, she is known and appreciated for her large-scale abstract paintings. She was included in Time’s 100 most influential people of 2020, and in 2021 the Whitney Museum of American Art held a retrospective exhibition of her work covering an entire floor of the museum. The exhibition at Palazzo Grassi features over sixty of Mehretu’s paintings and prints created over a period of twenty-five years. Alongside these are works by artists that are part of Mehretu close circle of friends or that have had a profound influence on her practice, including Nairy Baghramian, Huma Bhabha, Robin Coste Lewis, Tacita Dean, David Hammons, Paul Pfeiffer, and Jessica Rankin. The exhibition thus creates a dialogue between different artists, as well as different media such as poetry, sculpture, film, and music.
- Members only.
- Places limited.
- Donation of 35€, 20€ for Young Pass and Young Pass + friend members. Admission to Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana included.
- The tour is in Italian.
Booking available from March 11