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Venice: Pre-Biennale – MUST SEEs - Palazzo Grassi – Rudolf Stingel. Until December 31, Palazzo Grassi presents the exhibition Rudolf Stingel, curated by the artist himself in collaboration with Elena Geuna. The project, conceived expressly for Palazzo Grassi, unfolds over the atrium and both upper floors, a space of over 5.000 square meters. For the first time, the museum devotes the whole exhibition area to the work of a single artist. The exhibition includes previously unseen paintings as well as creations from the past years and a site-specific installation. This is Stingel’s largest ever-monographic presentation in Europe.
Palazzo Grassi – Rudolf Stingel. The exhibition presents a selection of over thirty paintings from collections around the world, including the artist’s collection and that of Francois Pinault. Many of these works were created in the studios of Merano and New York specifically for this project, which spreads over all the rooms of Palazzo Grassi, where carpeting based on an oriental rug covers the entire surface of the walls and floors.
Above. Francois Pinault and Rudolf Stingel with Untitled (Franz West), 2011 oil on canvas, Pinault Collection.
Palazzo Grassi – Rudolf Stingel. Untitled, 2012, oil on canvas, three panels, Pinault Collection.
Chief executive and director of Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana Martin Bethenod and New York dealer Paula Cooper.
Palazzo Grassi – Rudolf Stingel. Untitled (Madonna), 2009, oil on linen, Pinault Collection.
Curator Caroline Bourgeois.
Palazzo Grassi – Rudolf Stingel. Untittled, 2013, oil on canvas, Pinault Collection.
Palazzo Grassi – Rudolf Stingel. The project, conceived by the artist expressly for Palazzo Grassi, spreads over all the rooms of the building, where a carpet with oriental patterns covers, for the first time, the entire surface of the walls and floors.