Friday, July 27, 2018

Venice: Not Only Biennale - Punta della Dogana – Dancing with Myself – Exhibition

“A collective exhibition dedicated to the importance of self-representation in art from the 1970s to today.”

Not Only Biennale -Punta della Dogana
Dancing with Myself
The collective exhibition Dancing with Myself at Punta della Dogana, until December 16, is curated by Martin Bethenod and Florian Ebner, stems from the collaboration between the Pinault Collection and the Folkwang Museum in Essen. It faces the primordial importance of the artist’s role as actor and material of his own creations, from the 1970s to today, and brings together a great range of artistic practices and languages (photography, video, painting, sculpture, installation…), cultures, geographic origins, generations and experiences, to establish a tension between extremely different artistic approaches: melancholy of vanity, ironic play with identity, political biography and existential questioning, the body as sculpture, effigy or fragment of its symbolic substitute.
Felix Gonzales Torres – “Untitled” (blood) – 1992
Urs Fisher – Untitled - 2011

  photograph and copyright by Manfredi Bellati
Co-curator and director of Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana Martin Berthenod
Rudolf Stingel – Untitled (Alpino 1976) – 2007
Rudolf Stingel – Untitled (After Sam) - 2006

Punta della Dogana – Dancing with Myself
Approximately 100 works from the Pinault Collection – from Claude Cahun to LaToya Ruby Frazier, from Gilbert & George to Cindy Sherman, and from Alighiero Boetti to Maurizio Cattelan – are on display alongside a selection of works on loan from the Folkwang Museum. The exhibition revolves around four themes:
Melancholia, Identity Games, Political Autobiographies, Raw Material
Cindy Sherman – Untitled #566 – 2016
  Photograph courtesy Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana

Urs Luthi - Tell Me Who Stole Your Smile – 1974
Portfolio with 8 offset prints  - 38 x 30 cm - Folkwang Museum

Paulo Nazareth – From the Series Noticias de America
Paulo Nazareth – Para Cuando Ellos Me Busquenen El Desierto 2012

Copyright Galerie Christophe Gaillard – courtesy Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana

Marcel Bascoulard - Pose 2, 9 juin 1959 - 1959
gelatin-silver print - 12,5 x 8,9 cm - Pinault Collection

 Gilbert and George – Bad Thoughts No.7 – 1975

Kurt Kranz – Augenreihen – 1930-1931
from the portfolio Gesichts und Handstudien 

copyright Arnulf Rainer - courtesy Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana
 Arnulf Rainer - O.T. (Hand Automatenportrait ) - 1969 ca.
 (detail) 4 gelatin prints - 5,8 x 4,3 cm each - Museum Folkwang

 Roni Horn – A.K.A. – 2008-2009
30 paired photographs

Martin Kippenberger – Untitled – 1983
from the series Lieber Male Mir 

Bruce Nauman – Lip Sync – 1969

  courtesy Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana
Claude Cahun - Autoportrait – 1929
gelatin-silver print  - 42 x 34 cm  - Pinault Collection

Adel Abdessemed – Separation – 2006

  Lili Reynaud-Dewar – I am Intact and I Don‘t Care – 2013
(Pierre Huyghe – Centre Pompidou) 

Latoya Ruby Frazier – Mom Holding Mr. Art – 2005

Maurizio Cattelan – We - 2010

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