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Exhibitions at Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana

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Until 10/01/2021 Palazzo Grassi presents the exhibition “Henri Cartier-Bresson: Le Grand Jeu”, created with the Bibliothèque nationale de France and in collaboration with the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson.

The project compares the gaze of five curators on the work of Cartier-Bresson (1908 - 2004), and in particular on the "Master Collection", a selection of 385 images that the artist identified in the early Seventies, by invitation of his collector friends Jean and Dominique de Menil, as the most significant of his work.

The challenge of this exhibition project is to renew and enrich the view of the work through that of five different personalities. To do this, the photographer Annie Leibovitz, the writer Javier Cercas, the director Wim Wenders and the curator and director of the Prints and Photography department of the Bibliothèque nationale de France Sylvie Aubenas have chosen fifty images from the "Master Collection", sharing their vision of photography and the artist's work.

Together with this exhibition, until 20/03/21, Palazzo Grassi presents a monographic exhibition dedicated to the artist Youssef Nabil (Cairo, 1972), entitled "Once Upon a Dream" and curated by Matthieu Humery and Jean-Jacques Aillagon .Made with the traditional Egyptian technique used for family photographic portraits and for movie posters that populated the streets of Cairo, the hand-painted photographs by Youssef Nabil return the suggestion of a legendary Egypt between symbolism and abstraction. The search for identity relics, the ideological, social and political concerns of the 21st century, the melancholy of a distant past are the subjects that Nabil prefers in his artistic research. The video production of Nabil enriches the path.

Punta della Dogana, until 13/12/2020 presents the exhibition "Untitled, 2020. Three views on" today's "art, conceived and curated by Caroline Bourgeois, Muna El Fituri and artist Thomas Houseago.

The exhibition is divided into thematic rooms that present the works of over 60 artists, from the Pinault Collection and from international museums and private collections, with quotes, inspirations and references between works from the twentieth century to today, proposed according to a dialogue based on emotional connections, sensory, visual and tactile. Spanning between different media, from sculpture to video, from painting to photography, the works on display are organized around the reconstruction of the Houseago studio, inside the cube room by Tadao Ando, ​​with an installation site-specific. In this room, the artist also makes his library and sources of inspiration available to visitors.

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