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Biennale 2016 – 15th International Architecture Exhibition

from May 28th until November 27th 2016 –

Curated by Alejandro Aravena – 48 countries will take part in the exhibit at least in the two main venues of the Arsenale and the Giardini and in many more venues throughout the city.

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The Pinault Collections in Venice

Punta della Dogana

from April 17 to November 20 2016
ACCROCHAGE (The setting of a painting exhibit)
Curated by Caroline Bourgeois
This exhibit presents seventy works of thirty artists of different generations, nineteen of them will be presented at a Pinault exposition for the first time.

The works related to the avant-garde of the 1960’s and 70’s in the exhibit will be those of Sol LeWitt, On Kawara, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Fabio Mauri, Bernd Lohaus, Franz West, Peter Dreher, Edward Krasinski, Michel Parmentier, Niele Toroni & Guenther Uecker.
The works of number of key artist of the 1980’s and 90’s up the present will also be shown including Absalon, Nina Canell, Tacita Dean, Pierre Huyghe, Fernanda Gomes, Louise Lawler, Guillaume Leblon, Goshka Macuga, Prabhavathi Meppayil, Jean-Luc Moulène, Henrik Olesen, Philippe Parreno, Florian Pumhösl, Charles Ray, Thomas Schütte, Haim Steinbach, Dewain Valentine, Cerith Wyn Evans and Tino Seghal who won the best first prize at the 2013 Venice Biennale.


Palazzo Grassi 2006 – 2016

From April 17 to November 6 2016
Curated by Elena Geuna and Guy Tosatto
The Pinault Foundation celebrates the 10th anniversary since the opening of Palazzo Grassi as its first exposition venue in Venice with the first major exhibit ever held in Venice on Sigmar Polke (1941-2010). Ninety works of the German artist will be shown covering his entire career from the 1960’s until the 2000’s and his techniques ranging from painting and design to film and installations. The artist won the first prize at the 1986 Venice Biennale and the related work will also be included in this exposition which comprises also works belonging to the Pinault Collection and from other important private and public collections as well.

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Guggenheim Foundation

From April 23 to September 19 2016
Curated by Luca Massimo Barbero

Following the 2014 exhibition Azimut/H dedicated to the Milanese avant-garde in the 1950’s and 60’s, the Guggenheim Foundation gets back to Italian Contemporary art. The exposition called Imagine. New imagery on Italian art 1960-69 presents the works of the most relevant artists during the Sixties including Franco Angeli, Mario Ceroli, Domenico Gnoli, Giosetta Fioroni, Tano Festa, Fabio Mauri, Francesco lo Savio, Michelangelo Pistoletto, and Mario Schifano. They were the originators of that unique vein of creativity in the Italian art of the period and the exhibition shows examples of and insights into its different styles, its evolution and its peculiarities.

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