Curated by Chiara Bertola, Curator of Contemporary Art, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice

The Venetian Edmondo Bacci (1913–1978) was one of the few Italian artists to achieve broad success during his lifetime and to exhibit in the most important Italian and international galleries and museums. The quality of his work drew the attention of critics and collectors, such as Peggy Guggenheim, who enlivened the vibrant city of Venice in the 1950s. Bacci belonged to the small circle of the finest representatives of Venetian art, which included Tancredi Parmeggiani and Emilio Vedova, who both achieved international success and acclaim at the time. This exhibition will pay tribute to the artist by focusing on the 1950s, the most lyrical and successful decade of his work, along with Venice, his place of birth and his inspiration, as its setting.


Edmondo bacci, Event #247 (Avvenimento #247), 1956, oil with sand on canvas, 140.2 x 140 cm. Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice 76.2553 PG 164

Edmondo Bacci, Untitled, 1961, oil and gesso on canvas, mounted on board, 69 x 69 cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Venice. Gift, Denise and Giorgio Bacci 86.3404

Edmondo Bacci, Event #292 (Avvenimento #292), 1958, oil on canvas, 83.5 x 138 cm. Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice 76.2553 PG 165

in depth

The exhibition programs of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection are supported by the Peggy Guggenheim Collection Advisory Board. The educational programs in conjunction with the exhibition are funded by the Fondazione Araldi Guinetti, Vaduz. The exhibitions at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection are made possible by the Institutional Patrons, EFG, Lavazza and Sanlorenzo, and by the Guggenheim Intrapresæ.

The exhibition is made possible by
With the support of

Institutional Patrons

The exhibition is made possible by
  • Aermec + Allegrini + Apice + Arper + Davide Groppi + Florim + Gruppo Campari + Hangar Design Group + Istituto Europeo di Design + Mapei + René Caovilla + Rubelli + Swatch
Public programs are made possible by

Fondazione Araldi Guinetti, Vaduz