The exhibition will celebrate Peggy Guggenheim’s Venetian life, shedding light on how she significantly continued to add works of art to her collection after her departure from New York, having closed her museum-gallery Art of This Century (1942–47), and having made Venice her home in 1948. The exhibition will present a selection of paintings, sculptures and works of paper that Guggenheim acquired from the late 1940s to 1979, the year in which she passed away, while simultaneously highlighting the milestone events and exhibitions that she organized and participated in.
Four hundred years after the birth of Francesco Morosini, dubbed “the Peloponnesiacus” (1619-1694), several Venetian institutions are celebrating this fascinating figure, a doge and admiral. Museo Correr is the major venue since it preserves Morosini’s entire historical heritage from his palace in Campo Santo Stefano, inherited in 1895 by the last heir. The collection includes memorabilia, documents and works of art that reveal particular aspects of Morosini’s life and his historical significance.
Chiara Dynys is a multifaceted artist who creates conceptual experiences as well as painting/sculpture, an interesting “case” within Italian contemporary art who has produced a considerable quantity of performance art and other work that is strongly committed to current social and anthropological themes.
A strong relationship connects one of the most important French artists of the postwar period, Jean Dubuffet, to the city of Venice.