Mapping the Studio in Venice: a François Pinault’s Collection

Punta della Dogana, the triangular-shaped Center for Contemporary Art located in Venice, since last June 6th has been hosting many works belonging to François Pinault’s collection.

The former monumental port of the city will host a permanent exhibition entitled “Mapping the Studio: Artists from the François Pinault Collection” until June 6th 2010. Therefore, visitors will still have a few months to go to the stunning and picturesque city of Venice in order to visit Palazzo Grassi, which together with Punta della Dogana, will be the background of a selection of works belonging to the distinguished François Pinault.

The exhibition, set by Alison M. Gingeras and Francesco Bonami, hosts 200 works created by 60 different artists and wants to communicate the liveliness and curiosity for research and discovery which through the years has created one of the greatest collections of contemporary art in the world, showing in this way the relationship between the private dimension of artists’ studio and the personal point of view of the collector.

Such a parallelism wants to become the starting point of a communicative approach between the works of famous artists and creations made by the inspiration of young up-and-coming artists.

In fact, at the exhibition “Mapping the Studio” in Venice, it is possible to marvel at masterpieces created by important artists like Jeff Koons, Sigmar Polke, Cindy Sherman, Richard Prince, Cy Twombly and works by emerging artists such as Matthew Day Jackson, Adel Abdessemed, Wilhelm Sasnal andRob Pruitt.

A very special exhibition not to be missed, and don’t forget about the wonderful city of Venice!

For more detailed information about exhibitions, events, museums and monuments in Venice, please take a look at our up-to-date tourist guide About Venice: www.aboutvenice.org.

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